The G.M. International srlfamily owned company designs, engineers and manufactures a complete range of Intrinsically Safe products that are delivered to customers worldwide since 1993. Besides their products, G.M. International have been educating the market where ATEX and SIL requirements became de facto standard and have achieved a dominant position helping the industry by issuing the ‘SIL Manual – Safety Instrumented Systems’. Edition 4.0 of the SIL manual is due to be printed by the first quarter of 2016, I have been writing a summary overview of the IEC61511 Ed. 2.0 Functional Safety Standard – which is due to be released 2016-03 (source IEC website – Oct 2015). The purpose of chapter 7.0 IEC61511 of the SIL manual is to give those readers who are not daily involved in Functional Safety & IEC standards a overview of the coming changes. Look out for a update news release or contact your G.M. International (http://www.gminternationalsrl.com) representative in your country to reserve your copy of the most wanted ‘free of charge’ SIL manual. Will be continued… Keep it Functional Safe out there!
Tino Vande Capelle
Functional Safety Services
FS Senior Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 0109/05, SIS)