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Trends in Safety Engineering and Maintenance

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Andreas Wernsdörfer, Vice President Automation & Electrical Engineering at BASF talks about the trends and challenges in safety engineering and maintenance. At PMA 2011 Andreas Wernsdörfer, BASF, gave an introduction to the safety engineering and maintenance approach used by BASF, starting with their risk assessment methodology. The assignment of responsibilities among engineering and maintenance in different phases of the plant lifecycle was explained. Engineering methodologies consistent with the international standards were discussed, such as the use of V-model approach for engineering, validation, and testing of safety systems. You can find the unabrigded lecture at In this short FlipView he talks about the trends and current challenges in safety system architecture.