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SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Safety (ST-PCS7SAF)

  • In this course you learn how to generate a PCS 7 conform and failsafe application with CFC and Safety Matrix.


  • The theoretical parts of the training are backed up with practical exercises. These exercises are done with failsafe CPU 410-5H with failsafe signal modules connected via PROFIBUS and PROFIsafe. After the course you will be able to engineer safety functions and adjust safety relevant times.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 3 days
Language mu

Target Group

  • Sales employees
  • Project managers, project staff
  • Programmer
  • Commissioning engineers, configuration engineers


  • Functional safety Basics from IEC 61508 and IEC 61511,
  • LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) and Risk graph by means of a safety instrumented function
  • System architecture and diagnostics in safety components (Hardware, Software, Communication)
  • Overview about F-Hardware
  • Parameter in HW-Configuration (safety mode, sensor evaluation, addressing, monitoring time, H-parameter, Wiring and Voting)
  • Safety program (Acknowledgement, voting blocks, block types, Secure Write Command++, communication)
  • Safety mechanisms (F-Shutdown, Partial Shutdown Groups, passivation, reintegration, block type)
  • Safety Matrix
  • Calculate and adjust F-times using S7ftime.xlsm (reaction-, monitoring times)


  • Attendance of training course ST-PCS7SYS. General basic knowledge of process automation. Basic knowledge of PCS 7 OS. Good experience in AS configuration within SIMATIC PCS 7.