IEC 61508 SIL 3 Certification

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RadICS Platform

IEC 61508 SIL 3 Certification

The RadICS Digital I&C Platform was certified by exida as an IEC 61508:2010 SIL 3 capable digital I&C platform intended for nuclear safety applications. RadICS achieved the SIL 3 rating in a single channel configuration. The redundancy typical of nuclear safety systems provides an additional level of risk reduction.

The RadICS Platform is robust, flexible, and scalable. It provides state-of-the- art functions, services, and safeguards for both safety and non-safety applications in the nuclear industry. The RadICS Platform components are designed to the latest IEC standards for safety-related service and the highest classified nuclear systems. The RadICS Platform consists of a Logic Module, basic input/output modules, and specialty modules all housed in a seismically qualified chassis.

SIL 3 Compliant Platforms Contain Four Critical Elements:

  • Functional Safety Control

  • Effective Process Execution

  • High Product Reliability

  • Proper Organizational Factors

Benefits of a SIL 3 Compliant System:

  • High levels of resistance to random hardware and “systematic” design failures.

  • Verified rigorous process for hardware and software design, as well as, the manufacturing and quality control processes.

  • Assurance that RadICS safety-related systems will offer the necessary