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Safety control conference

IDC Technologies is hosting the Safety Control Systems Conference on the 15 and 16 October 2008, incorporating a slew of workshops, speeches and products to help engineers, supervisors and specialists update their knowledge of safety techniques for process and machinery operation.

Three special speakers will be hosting a half-day pre-conference workshop on the 14th October covering the topics ‘AS 4024.1-2006 Safety of Machinery (Series)’—hosted by PILZ Zafe Automation managing director Frank Schrever—and ‘Risk Assessment and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination’—hosted by Time Domain Solutions consulting engineer, Harvey Dearden.

IDC Technologies says the event, held at the Rydges hotel in North Sydney, offers benefits for anyone with a responsibility for the safety of hazardous process or machinery installation, including electrical and instrumentation engineers, chemical engineers and process control specialists, plant managers and process supervisors, environmental protection officers, and OHS and environmental risk assessment specialists.

The event will offer delegates excellent networking opportunities, along with practical and state-of-the-art advice to maximise the value of current safety systems in the workplace.

Some of the conference topics include ‘Functional Safety Application; Common Traps and Lessons Learned’, ‘Who’s Afraid of Proof Testing?’, ‘Understanding Safety Instrumented System Architecture for SIS Selection’, ‘Who’s Afraid of IEC 61508/61511?’ and Alarm Rationalism—Key Contributor to Plant and Operator Safety.

Sponsorship opportunities are available—contract Sarah Montgomery on

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