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The standard IEC 61508 requires the application of various methods of fault control in order to achieve functional safety and risk reduction when applying safety-related electrical/electronic/programmable electronic systems.

IEC 61508 is an internationally applicable basic safety standard for the industry. In 2004 the IEC 61511 has also been approved as international Standard. IEC 61511 is based on the IEC 61508 and defines the functional safety requirements for the process industry. A special standard, the ISO 26262 also based on the IEC 61508, has been established for the automotive industry and is applied worldwide.

It is obvious that the understanding and interpretation of the IEC 61508 is important for many sectors of industry. Our division Automation and Functional Safety can offer many services in Functional Safety for these various industries.