ITT Engineered Valves earns SIL 3 Capable International Certification
23 January 2019
LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is pleased to announce that select Fabri-Valve® knife gate valves and cylinder models, marketed by its Engineered Valves brand, have earned certification to IEC 61508 in compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission standards.
The IEC listing for Engineered Valves covers the knife gate valves and cylinder models listed below that are manufactured at ITT’s Engineered Valves’ Amory, Mississippi operation.
| Cast Uni-directional |
Knife Gate Valve
|Ø2” – Ø24”|| |
Carbon, Ductile, Stainless & Multiple Alloys
|SIL 3 Capable|
|F37|| Uni-directional |
Knife Gate Valve
|Ø24” – Ø96”||Carbon, Stainless & Multiple Alloys||SIL 3 Capable|
|GV Cylinder|| Double Acting |
|Ø2.5” – Ø24”||Multiple Alloys||SIL 3 Capable|
Functional safety is a key focus of the IEC 61508 certification and is part of the overall safety that depends on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs. It is a concept applicable across all industry sectors especially the oil and gas industry, nuclear plants and the machinery sector where Engineered Valves products are used.
To earn IEC 61508 certification, the valve and cylinder testing and manufacturing processes were subject to rigorous auditing and evaluation to verify the products met requirements for use in automatic protection systems. In order for the complete valves to be certified to IEC 61508, all instrumentation and actuation components of the valve must be SIL Capable as well. Systematic Capability is established by having the quality management system audited per IEC 61508. If the QMS meets the requirements of 61508 a SIL Capability rating is issued. The rating achieved depends on the effectiveness of the QMS. The certificate is for the systematic capability of a product. The complete valve assembly will carry SIL Capable certification of the lowest SIL rated component.
“This certification provides assurance to our customers that the safety-related systems will offer the necessary risk reduction required to achieve safety for their equipment,” said Dave Loula, Global Product Director for ITT’s Engineered Valves brand.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2017 revenues of $2.6 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.
ITT’s Industrial Process business is a global manufacturer of industrial pumps, valves, monitoring and control systems, and aftermarket services for the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical, oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, power and general industrial markets through leading brands including Goulds Pumps (www.gouldspumps.com), Bornemann (www.bornemann.com), PRO Services (www.ittproservices.com), Engineered Valves (www.engvalves.com) and C’treat (www.ctreat.com).
Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”. IEC provides a platform to companies, industries and governments for meeting, discussing and developing the International Standards they require. All IEC International Standards are fully consensus-based and represent the needs of key stakeholders of every nation participating in IEC work. Every member country, no matter how large or small, has one vote and a say in what goes into an IEC International Standard.
IEC 61508 is a basic functional safety standard applicable to all kinds of industry. It defines functional safety as: “part of the overall safety relating to the EUC (Equipment Under Control) and the EUC control system which depends on the correct functioning of the E/E/PE safety-related systems, other technology safety-related systems and external risk reduction facilities.” The fundamental concept is that any safety-related system must work correctly or fail in a predictable (safe) way.