Much of this growth has been driven by increased awareness of destruction of property, injuries and loss of life associated with tragic events that are widely publicized in the worldwide media. Companies, of course, have a moral and legal obligation to limit risk posed by their operations. In addition to their social responsibilities, the costs of litigation measuring in the billions of dollars has caught the eye of risk management executives worldwide. As a result, management recognizes the fi nancial rewards of utilizing a properly designed process system that optimizes reliability and safety.
Moore Industries (2009) Safety Instrumented Systems The Logic of Single Loop Logic Solvers