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Product Safety Starts with IEC 61508 Testing and Certification
TÜVRheinland has released a case study called “Product Safety: Compliance Testing and Certification” highlighting its efforts to help Moore Industries-International, Inc. certify its new STA Safety Trip Alarm to IEC 61508: Parts 1, 2 and 3.
Failures in equipment safety and risk management processes have led to increased safety awareness for safety-certified electronics. The international standard IEC 61508 and U.S.-born standards such as ANSI/ISA84 emphasize safety and underscore a vital need for credible, third-party certifications.
Moore Industries strategically chose TÜVRheinland to provide a third-party safety assessment and IEC 61508 certification for the STA. “It was integral to the product’s success that a highly reputable and internationally-
The Product Safety case study details the rigorous steps required to pass a TÜVRheinland safety assessment, and discusses the great benefits and value added to a product with TÜVRheinland’
As the IEC 61508 standard has become more widely recognized and adopted by worldwide customers, end users are looking for products that have been designed to IEC 61508 from their initial concept. Customers are demanding not only compliance to the standards but verification from an independent third-party agency such as TÜVRheinland.
“The Product Safety case study published by TÜVRheinland is an excellent resource, and truly validates the expertise of TÜVRheinland throughout the certification process. The case study demonstrates the importance and advantage of obtaining independent third-party approvals for safety products,” Lockhart said.
According to Sal Spada of ARC Advisory Group, a well-renowned automation products consultancy, “The bottom line is safety is good for business.”
To obtain a copy of “Product Safety: Compliance Testing and Certification”
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