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SIS courses expand free online training

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TO provide manufacturing professionals with relevant educational information on the latest technology developments, Emerson Process Management now offers courses on safety instrumented systems (SIS) at its PlantWeb University online learning centre ().

The courses provide fundamentals and practical tips for SIS planning, selection and implementation. They include information on basic SIS concepts, design and installation, operation and maintenance, safety standard compliance, and new “smart” SIS technologies.

“Choosing and implementing a safety instrumented system is an important but often intimidating task for users,” said Jane Lansing, vice president of marketing for Emerson Process Management. “The SIS courses are designed to help users understand what goes into creating a reliable, affordable, standards-compliant safety instrumented system, so they have a head start on making the right decisions.”

For example, as process industries move to an integrated-loop approach to safety management - spanning the entire loop from sensor to logic-solver to final control element - the courses can help students evaluate smart SIS technology as a way to attain the right level of safety at the lowest cost throughout the life of the plant.

Each course takes about 15 minutes, and participants can learn at their own pace from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Content is devoid of marketing hype and gives practical insights into the application of new technologies.

Emerson also offers in-depth training on safety instrumented systems and other process-management topics through its educational services group.

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