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Exida Certifies Velan Torqseal Triple-Offset Butterfly Valve for Functional Integrity

Thursday, December 01, 2011  
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exida, an accredited global certification company, has certified the Velan Torqseal™ triple-offset butterfly valve for functional integrity, ensuring that it meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capable per IEC 61508.

"A Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) was performed on the Torqseal family of valves, which confirmed their suitability for use in safety applications,” said Evaluating Assessor Chris O’Brien. "Velan’s development process was reviewed and we were impressed by its thoroughness and robustness. Velan demonstrated a solid understanding of the issues necessary to achieve high levels of functional safety.”

"We selected exida based on their reputation for expertise in functional safety certification,” explains Gil Perez, VP of Engineering at Velan. "The demands of exida’s certification process have helped us to focus our processes and product design on the real requirements of functional safety in accordance with IEC 61508. Obtaining a SIL 3 capable rating for our Torqseal™ triple offset butterfly valve is an important part of Velan’s long-term strategy regarding SIL certification for our product range.

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