Whether for hydropower plants or in the oil and gas sector, the energy industry relies on automation for energy distribution. But many plant components are safety-critical. So it is good when the necessary safety functions are already incorporated right in the automation solution.
Protect people and the environment
The goal of safety technology is to minimize the dangers of plant operation for people and environment without restricting production more than necessary. The safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006 / 42 / EC are found in the following standards:
EN ISO 13849 – Safety of machinery
Safety-related parts of control systems
IEC 61508 / 62061 – Safety of machinery
Functional safety of safety-related electronic control systems
If you are planning to automate certain applications in your plant, you should always keep an eye on safety requirements when choosing the components. The most important criterion is a certified safety integrity level (SIL).
SICAM safety components comply with all specifications. If a risk assessment has shown that a safe state can be
attained in the relevant part of the plant through disconnection from the supply, SICAM systems with safety components are the right choice.
Use SICAM Safety for your specific needs
SICAM Safety is primarily suitable for the automation of hydropower plants. The modules protect turbines and generators from mechanical overload by reliably detecting:
impermissible operating states,
imbalance of the shaft due to bearing damage,
rise in temperature due to an interwinding fault in the generator, or
a guide vane fracture in a Francis turbine
Profit from consistency
SICAM Safety lets you simply and conveniently integrate safety functions in your plant. In addition to automation functions, your SICAM platform thus also fulfills the necessary safety requirements. One system, more functionality, standard engineering – for safety with efficiency.
Expand your SICAM platform
The SICAM Safety application upgrades your existing SICAM hardware with reliable open and closed loop
control functions. The SICAM Safety input/output modules are designed as terminal modules, allowing them
to be combined flexibly with SICAM standard modules
Expand SICAM TOOLBOX II
Plan and implement safety-related functions with the CAEx safety toolset – conveniently and simply in a single engineering tool
Safety and standard applications run simultaneously
Several CP-2019 processing and communication elements can be installed in an automation unit
Several distributed peripheral elements can be connected to SICAM AK
Binary input and output for 24 V DC
Analog input for 4 to 20 mA
Thanks to the terminal module design, a mix of standard and safety modules is possible – also for retrofitting
The connection can be made via several lines – with a choice of optical and / or electrical
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