TÜVRheinland®, global provider of testing and certification services, has released Product Safety Case Study: Compliance Testing and Certification. The Product Safety Case Study highlights Moore Industries-Pacific and their new STA Safety Trip Alarm to IEC 61508: Parts 1, 2 and 3 for single use in Safety Instrumented Systems up to SIL 2. The Product Safety Case Study provides a solution testimonial of this SIL certification process with TÜVRheinland, and documents the experience of developing a Functional Safety product.
Moore Industries strategically chose TÜVRheinland to provide a third-party safety assessment and IEC 61508 certification for the STA. Moore Industries Director of Engineering, Tina Lockhart, said; “It was integral to the product’s success that a highly reputable and internationally-renowned third-party agency document the safety and quality of the STA Safety Trip Alarm. TÜVRheinland was the best choice, considering the scope of the approvals process for the STA.”
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 looking for not only compliance to the standards but verification from an independent third-party agency. With TÜVRheinland’s third-party certification to IEC 61508, Moore Industries STA alarm follows best practices in the safety industry, and appeals to the interest of end users.
“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.