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Increase Project Efficiency/Connectivity with DeltaV SIS Version 13

17 August 2016

Further building on DeltaV SIS™ flexibility, Version 13 (v13) delivers strong features designed to help users implement safety instrumented systems (SIS) on a broad range of safety applications. Built by Emerson experts, v13 increases project efficiency and connectivity to third-party systems so users can implement a modern safety system regardless of the distributed control system (DCS) vendor.

Seamless integration of local safety networks

The Local Safety Network Bridge (LSNB), a new non-interfering device, enables flexibility and ease of system expansion by providing safety-rated communication among multiple local safety networks through a global safety network. The global safety network not only enables even larger applications, but also allows functional segregation. A typical example is separation of fire and gas (F&G) and emergency shutdown (ESD) applications over separate local safety networks while allowing safe and secure communication across both F&G and ESD. No user configuration is required to transfer data across different local safety networks. LSNBs communicate over a redundant Ethernet safety network that can be extended via fibre optic links to cover large distances.

Increased engineering efficiency

Using the virtual simulation of DeltaV SIS™ with Electronic Marshalling, engineers can work in an easy and intuitive environment where they can simulate the entire DeltaV SIS system including the CHARM Smart Logic Solver (CSLS), SZ controllers, and LSNB to verify safety logic. Thanks to unchanged module Cyclic Redundancy Checks (CRCs), users can trust that safety logic tested in a virtual environment will behave the same when transferred to real hardware.

Virtual DeltaV SIS nodes are easily created and assigned to host computers using DeltaV Virtual Studio, which is an integrated application environment designed for easy implementation and management of virtual DeltaV SIS hardware components for off-line configuration and testing. DeltaV Virtual Studio is used to create, modify, start, stop, and move virtual CSLS as well as virtual SZ controllers and virtual LSNBs.

Stronger interface to third-party systems

DeltaV SIS can be integrated with any control system via open standards such as Modbus TCP and OPC. The existing Modbus interface on the SZ controller has been improved to include redundant communication paths.


Version 13 includes two new intrinsically safe (IS) logic solver (LS) CHARMs: IS RTD LS CHARM and IS Thermocouple CHARM. These new LS CHARMS eliminate the need for an external barrier when connecting temperature sensors. New Dual Universal Safety Carrier The existing SZ controller carrier allows installation on vertical DIN-rails only. To provide additional installation options, the new Dual Universal Safety Carriers allow mounting the SZ controllers and the LSNBs.

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