exida strives to operate the most useful and relevant personnel, product, system, and process certification programs in the world.
exida is the industry leader in the certification of personnel, products, systems, and processes to the following international standards and guidelines:
- IEC 61508
- IEC 61511
- ISO 26262 Certification and Tool Qualification
- IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification
- Cybersecurity Certification (ISASecure)
- Machinery Safety Certification (IEC 62061, ISO 13849)
- Robot Safety Certification (ANSI/RIA 1506)
- Certified Functional Safety Expert / Professional (CFSE / CFSP) – Personnel Certification Program
Through our extensive and on-going research, exida has developed advanced analysis tools that provide the most accurate results, save the project time and cost, and provide essential customer information.
exida is ANSI accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, the general requirements for bodies operating product certification systems.
The Clear Market Leader
With strong global acceptance and a growing base of technology, exida has become recognized as the global leader in functional safety certifications. In the overall market, exida has done more than all other major Certification Bodies combined*.
* Source: ARC Advisory Group, Nov. 2015
Functional Safety - Process Industry Overview
From Functional Safety Assessment to Cybersecurity, exida can show you the way.
exida: Your TRUSTED PARTNER
Companies around the world turn to exida for help and guidance related to functional safety, alarm management, and cybersecurity. Our team of industry leading consultants have over 400 years of combined knowledge, with extensive experience in Chemical, Oil & Gas, Subsea, Metals and Mining, Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Power Utilities and Machinery applications.
This unique combination of technical depth and hands on experience enables exida to provide practical solutions to address your most difficult challenges.
exida is the choice of leading companies when it comes to implementing and achieving compliance to the global standards relating to the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards for safety; IEC 62443 for industrial control system cybersecurity; ISA-18.2 for alarm management; and IEC 62061 for safety of machinery.
Functional Safety - Automotive Industry Overview
Electronic systems carry out many functions in modern automobiles, including driver assistance functions, vehicle dynamics control, and active/passive safety systems. The complexity of electronically-driven operations, especially safety functions, makes predicting safety performance extremely difficult. More action will be required, furthermore, to reduce the risks of systematic and random hardware failures as system complexity continues to increase.
ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard intended to be applied to the development of software for electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems in automobiles. ISO 26262 is an adaptation of the broader IEC 61508 safety standard, which has been used to derive safety standards for the nuclear power, machinery, railway, and other industries. It is aimed at reducing risks associated with software for safety functions to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
exida has a team of engineers solely dedicated to ISO 26262. With a wide range of services from certification to indepth training, exida can have your company meet compliance effectively and efficiently.
ISA/IEC-62443/ISA-99 Based Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity Overview
Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity has quickly become a serious issue for professionals in the process and critical infrastructure industries.
An unprecedented number of security vulnerabilities have been exposed in industrial control products and regulatory agencies are demanding compliance to complex and confusing regulations. Very few industries are actually regulated, and of those that are, the regulating agencies are demanding compliance to complex and confusing regulations. Those that are not regulated are dealing with a wide variety of vague and sometimes conflicting standards from multiple sources.
There are well established strategies and techniques that automation professionals can employ to discover and mitigate security vulnerabilities and improve the inherent security of their products and systems. Learning and adopting these strategies will help companies stay ahead of potential vulnerabilities.
exida is an ISA/IEC-62443/ISA-99 based industrial control system (ICS) and SCADA system security consulting and certification firm that focuses on the unique requirements of industrial automation and process control systems.
Alarm Management Overview
Having effective operators in a process plant is critical to maximizing production efficiency, product quality, and plant reliability.
During a single shift , operators make numerous decisions that affect plant profitability. These include actions to avoid unplanned upsets or to mitigate events that could lead to plant outages. A well-designed and highly-functional alarm system can add to the operator’s decision-making ability.
An effective alarm management program can deliverable quantifiable business benefits in the following areas:
- Reduction in unplanned downtime (lost production)
- Increased operator productivity
- Reduction in avoidable maintenance of process equipment
- Production optimization / debottlenecking / increased throughput
- Capital savings for SIL requirement reductions (improved safety)
- Reduced environmental / regulatory incidents
- Energy savings