Safety

We are dedicated to helping our customers easily meet the requirements of international functional safety standards. Our proven reliability is the reason we are the number one choice for engineers developing critical and safety related solutions.

Solenoid valves can easily perform millions of cycles in a lifetime – often outlasting the process valves and actuators they are installed on, with no need for maintenance. When fitted to safety shut-off valves, they may only need to operate a handful of times during their entire lifetime.

As such, it’s essential that they work perfectly each and every time. Our product certification and testing means that the hard work has been done for you. The data you need for your safety calculations is readily available and you do not need to demonstrate they are proven in use.

Our SIL expertise

Emerson is proud to hold places on the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 committees. This means that we lead the way in SIL and risk management. Key salespeople and distributor personnel are fully trained in SIL, and what it means for your business. This way, you can have complete confidence in our services and products. A selection of our SIL products include:

Our 327 and 551 series are even suitable for use in safety applications up to SIL 3 with PFD <4.10-7. These products have the highest achievable rating in accorance with IEC61508.

For more information about Functional Safety, please click here.

Emergency Shutdown Panels

In an emergency situation, you want the safety function of your process plant to operate as quickly as possible. The ASCO Emergency Shutdown (ESD) panels are made for a quick and safe shutdown, whilst keeping downtime to a minimum.

We know it is always a challenge to find the optimal balance between safety and cost. By working with Emerson, you can improve both your total cost of ownership and the safety of your application. Thanks to our engineering expertise, we can build complete ESD panels to your specific requirements, in the configuration that you need, from a redundancy, to a bypass setup. Additionally, you can easily standardise, as we offer a complete range of products that can be installed on the panel, including solenoid valves, filter regulators, and accessories. When required, these products can be approved for functional safety applications (SIL, IEC 61508) and carry certifications such as ATEX.

Safe from start to finish

When you choose to work with Emerson, we willl provide you with a complete solution from start to finish. Our specialist understanding of safety loops means that we can help you design your Safety Instrumented System, whilst also supplying MTBF information and PFD values. For your convenience, you can work with a single point of contact on your entire project.

To increase the safety level of your plant, redundancy and diagnostics can be very useful. Please visit our Actuator Control System and Redundant Control System pages to learn how these solutions can help you with redundancy and diagnostics.​