Devices

To start creating a Device, click on + (Add New).

Each Device should be configured as an Element in SIL Comp before any Device details can be added (Refer to Configuring Elements page for more details).  Pick required Element from Element Selection table of click Add Element to configure a new Element.

Device Configuration - Data Comp - Functional Safety Software

Device Configuration

The Device Details are shown for the selected Element.  The required Dangerous Failure Mode should be selected.

Each Device is configured with:

  • Serial Number
  • Safety Criticality (No, SIF or IPL)
  • Device Duty (Clean Service, Average, Dirty Service)
  • Device Hours
  • Dangerous Failure Mode

Fields

Device Hours

The Device Hours can be customised by entering a particular number of hours for a device or by entering in the installation date of that device.

If using Installation Date the Device hours is calculated as:
Current Date – Installation Date

Note: A decommissioning date should only be entered if the device is no longer installed, not in use or has been changed.  The Devices hours still contribute to the populations hours as do it’s Failures and Demands.

Demand Rate

A custom Demand Rate is to only be used if SIL Comp® has not been used for SIL Determination.

Devices Overview

Grouped Devices - Data Comp - Functional Safety Software

Grouped Devices – Data Comp Overview

Configured Devices will appear in the DATA Comp overview page and will be grouped to form populations of similar Devices.

Devices are grouped by:

  • Device Type
  • Dangerous Failure Mode
  • Device Duty

Analysis of Failures can then be made against the larger population of similar Devices.

Note: Demands are analysed per Device.  Analysis is also performed on the Failures of each Device.  See Demands and Failures and Analysis for more details.

Managing Devices

After creating your Device, you can right click on the device to perform the following operations:

  • Edit – Edit the selected Device.
  • Load – Add Failures and/or Demands to the Device and view the analysis for this Device.
  • Delete – Delete the Device and all of its contents.