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BS EN 61784-3-17 Functional Safety Fieldbuses. Additional Specifications For CPF 17

BSEN61784 3 17BS EN 61784-3-17
Industrial communication networks.
Functional safety fieldbuses. Additional specifications for CPF 17

Publication Date: 27 March 2019

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What is this standard about?

This part of the IEC 61784-3 series specifies a safety communication layer (services and protocol) based on CPF 17 of IEC 61784-2 (CP 17/1) and IEC 61158 Type 21. It identifies the principles for functional safety communications defined in IEC 61784-3 that are relevant for this safety communication layer. This safety communication layer is intended for implementation in safety devices only.

This part defines mechanisms for the transmission of safety-relevant messages among participants within a distributed network using fieldbus technology in accordance with the requirements of IEC 61508 series for functional safety. These mechanisms may be used in various industrial applications such as process control, manufacturing automation, and machinery.

This part provides guidelines for both developers and assessors of compliant devices and systems.