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SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Safety (ST-PCS7SAF)

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


  • After attending the course, you can:
    • Recognize the fundamental principles of functional safety
    • Parameterize a fail-safe device
    • Create a fail-safe program
    • Use the Safety Matrix
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 1 day
Language it

Target Group

  • Project managers
  • Project staff
  • Technologists
  • Configuring engineers
  • Commissioning 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)


  • PCS7SYS course or equivalent knowledge of process control systems.