AC500-S - does this PLC can be used for Safety for process ?
hello, I'm looking for some information about capability for the AC500-S to control a boiler and the burners. initially the AC500-S was designed for safety for equipement. Now in some presentation we can see the AC500-S can be used for process control application such Boiler or Burner management system. this PLC is IEC61511 compliant with SIL3 certified HW. Any information to confirm or not AC500-S can be used for Safety for process ?
IMHO the question is to analyze depending on which safety certifications your application is requested.
In other words, if your application have one or more specific rules - IEC for example - to satisfy it , you need to find inside the AC500-S the compliance of this rules, with certificate.
Safety application is not unambiguous definition. Probably every application have a specific rules and certificate to satisfy.. I know that train sector has special certifications, and it's possible to use one specific component only if the component have the approvation to use.
I can suggest you to contact the ABB plant in Germany to have more information about your specific use of AC500-S