Patterns for Control System Safety

Jari Rauhamäki, Seppo Kuikka

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    The main purpose of a control system is to operate a system under control so that it functions as desired. However, when a control system for a plant, process or device is being designed, safety-related aspects also need to be considered. In this article four design patterns for control system safety are illustrated. The patterns consider software architecture to implement interlock mechanism, design of the system to be safe when de-energized, and to check that operation in software has the desired response in the physical world. The patterns are applicable to safety systems and to control systems with safety-related aspects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Program
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3465-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventEuropean Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • control system, safety

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1


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