Counterfeit safety certificates found
Exida unearthed counterfeit certificates claiming exida certification to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability of IEC 61508 are out in the industry
Exida, which certifies automation equipment for use in safety instrumented systems, unearthed counterfeit certificates claiming exida certification to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability of IEC 61508 are out in the industry.
Safety practitioners should consult the Safety Automation Equipment List (SAEL) to verify certification validity.
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