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Switch or Transmitter in Safety instrumented System (Codes/Standars)

Switch or Transmitter in Safety instrumented System (Codes/Standars)

Switch or Transmitter in Safety instrumented System (Codes/Standars)

Hi all,

In these last years the use of transmitters when safety matters replace mechanical switchs, is there any standards/codes that stipulates this new philosophy or it is considered as only a best practice?

Thanks in advance for your support.


RE: Switch or Transmitter in Safety instrumented System (Codes/Standars)

As a starting point, this may be what you are looking for:
ANSI/ISA-84, Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the process Industry Sector

RE: Switch or Transmitter in Safety instrumented System (Codes/Standars)

Thank You for your answer smile in ANSI/ISA-84 (Functional Safety: Safety Instrumented Systems for the process Industry Sector) it's montionned in N.8.3 Sensor selection criteria that Analog devices are generally preferred to discrete devices because the use of the analog signal allows for online detection of device faults.

It's a good starting point, as you said, thank you very much

Best regards.

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