The aim was to have specific topics related to each industry to make sure, that the participants would gain the most recent knowledge specially targeted their individually area of work.
In order to combine the conference and the two industries, specific key speakers were invited to cover the mutual themes, which influences both industries.
Among the common speakers were DONG Energy, Rockwell, Robert Taylor and Rambøll. All four speakers were to introduce the participants to the basics of Functional Safety, which fitted perfectly with the first step on the Functional Safety Lifecycle “Understand Safety”.
The four speakers did a great job providing all the participants with basic knowledge and approach to the theme.
Secondly, the participants were divided into two separate tracks, each to cover the second step in the lifecycles “Design and implementation”. Following the process track, DotBlue (former Global Functional Safety) hosted as the first speaker and gave a theoretical explanation of SIL Assessments, which was a bit of an ordeal for the participants theoretical knowledge.
Afterwards Dräger Safety Danmark held an existing speak about gas detection systems, which were a quiet unique theme at the conference.
AUMA was one of the foreign companies who joined the conference. They provided an excellent speak about how to interpret certificates and more relevant, where to find them!
To give a little twist, a research institute, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, joined as the last speaker. It was an interesting topic “third party quality check”- to hear how their methods is used. The institute is a test laboratory, which can help with basis for approval, and improving the reliability of products.
Following the Machine sessions, Schmersal was the first speaker of the day, and gave their individual experience in determine performance level. Next up was Rockwell with their practical examples of integrated Safety; hardware and project management.
After a short break with time for evaluation of the day’s topics, the sessions continued with Siemens and selection of components. The focus was on the use of certificates and what to do when you can’t seem to find the correct certificate for the component.
As a close up for the machinery, an End User was invited to set focus on the problems and challenges they meet in the area of work. Carlsberg Danmark had offered to give a speak with special focus on employee involvement.
It was interesting to hear from an End User how they optimized their cooperation and obtained a better safety situation.