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The Company - About us | ETC Funsafe

Functional Safety

Engineering, Training, Consulting

ABOUT US

ETC-FunSafe SL is constituted as an expert engineering consultancy in Functional Safety. We provide services across the petrochemical and oil and gas industry, including Up & Down Stream and On & Off Shore facilities; to both end users (Production) and service providers (EPC’s – Engineering, Procurement and construction).

Our services are based on three pillars:

  1. Engineering for Functional Safety
  2. Training in Functional and Process Safety
  3. Consulting in Process Safety

Due to our vast experience we are able to advise you on the best options to ensure compliance with all Safety Directives, Standards and Regulations, locally and globally.

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FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

Functional Safety encompasses the study of risk scenarios in process plants, the elements that can initiate them and the consequences of its occurrence.

It proposes protecting these processes through automated instrumented or operational layers of protection, able to minimize the likelihood and mitigate the severity of the consequences of any possible events.

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ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

The study of these risk scenarios requires deep knowledge in risk analysis techniques both qualitative and quantitative, and designing the different protections should be governed under strict compliance with current international standards and regulations, since the ultimate aim is to ensure the safety and proper functioning of processes that may otherwise compromise, even with loss of life, the people involved.

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STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS

There has always been a need to ensure safe processes in the petrochemical and oil and gas industry however recent disasters have heightened the importance of quality risk management.

In recent years the generation of international guidelines, standards and regulations has drawn on best practice to create important consistency for process safety.

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QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS

There are few qualified professionals equipped with sufficient knowledge to first navigate the large number of guidelines, standards and regulations which impact on process safety; and then to design a management plan to take into account the necessary balance between safety, reliability and cost.

ETC Funsafe covers these needs and has highly qualified professionals to understand, design and manage these analyzes and designs.

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EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

ETC- FunSafe SL is well positioned as a leader in Functional Safety management for the petrochemical and oil and gas industry:

  • Vast experience in Process Safety management, implementation of critical programs and participation in major global projects.
  • Contribution to publications in technical journals including the first Spanish text on Functional Safety which we co-authored: Seguridad Funcional en Instalaciones de Proceso: Sistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad y análisis SIL
  • Partnerships with the University and public administration sector including participation in the Master “Chemistry in Industry” of URiV as Process Control professorate.
  • Provision of conferences and training courses related to Instrumentation, Process control and Functional Safety.

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CERTIFICATION AND COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENTS

We are sponsors of ISA (THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTOMATION).

We belong to Exida/CFSE Advisory Board, maximum exponent in personal certification on Functional Safety under IEC-61511/61508 standards.

We have collaborative agreements with reputed companies such as Chilworth (Dekra Insight) or Arveng Consulting which increases our capacity to access resources and services enabling us to offer an unmatched service both technically and in the area of professional communication.

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WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?

Our services aim to help engineering and production companies, nationally and internationally, evaluate, design, maintain and operate safer processes in different areas: chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas extraction, refining, petrochemical. And finally, all those companies that contain dangerous processes that may require these studies of Functional Safety, as well as Universities and Public Administrations who want to deepen in this area or want to add these materials in their training plans.

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