We have obtained the SIL3 certificate of the turbine protection system
ZAT is one of the major suppliers of control systems for turbines. In the long term, we are also focusing on strengthening their security features. Currently, as part of the implementation of a new technical solution, we have obtained a certificate of safety integrity level SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level) according to the ČSN EN 61508 series of standards granted by the certification authority TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o.
The purpose of TPS (Turbine Protection System) is to evaluate the state of turbine technology. In the event of an undesirable situation, for example exceeding the limit of speed, vibration, temperature, etc., the system safely shuts down the turbine so that there is no damage to the technology or the health of people.
Obtaining the certificate confirms our long-term position among the most important suppliers of turbine control systems. At the same time, it will enable us to apply in deliveries where SIL3 certification is required.
In the certification process, TÜV SÜD Czech documented and confirmed the fulfillment of functional safety requirements at the SIL3 level in the following areas:
• safety functions implemented by the TPS system correspond to the required level of safety integrity,
• individual steps, methods and procedures are in accordance with the requirements of the safety management standard,
• the scope and content of the submitted project documentation meets the requirements of the standard.