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This machinery protection system has SIL-2 certification

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Brüel & Kjær Vibro

The VC-8000 Setpoint machinery-protection system (photo) has received SIL-2 certification, allowing it to be specified and used as part of SIL-rated functional safety applications. These typically include, but are not limited to, radial vibration, axial position and bearing temperature measurements commonly encountered in machinery-protection systems on pumps, motors, compressors, turbines and other critical rotating and reciprocating machinery. The system underwent rigorous independent testing and evaluation as part of this third-party certification process to ensure compliance with ISO 61508 and ISO 61511 standards. These sectors typically require full compliance with American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard 670 for Machinery Protection Systems, cybersecurity certification to standards such as IEC 62443, and SIL certification to ISO 61508 and 61511. The VC-8000 is now compliant with the rigorous requirements of all three. — Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany