Simatic Safety Matrix is used in the process industry for the engineering and safety lifecycle management of safety functions in accordance with IEC 61511. With the Cause&Effect method, safety functions can be easily created and implemented.
In the new version 6.2 the user can now carry out complex calculations using freely configurable value preprocessing and integrate them in the Safety Matrix. The functions for operation and operator guidance have also been expanded and improved. For instance, in the event of maintenance on a process instrument the operator can now also see the current process values, the simulation values and the currently processed values during simulation and in maintenance override mode.
Another new function is the creation of alarm or matrix displays dependent on cause or effect. The operator is thus guided during operation directly to the information he requires, he then has immediate access to the relevant process information and – if necessary – he is able to intervene quickly. Another new feature of the new version is the free selection of colors for alarms and messages. This option enables easy implementation of customer-specific or regional requirements, i.e. the user can select whatever colors he wants for the alarms and messages.
Reference Number: IIA2010042226e
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