Driving Functional Safety Compliance by Teaming with Vector Software Global Services
Challenge: 

Moore was faced with a functional-safety test mandate that required them to test the embedded software for a dual-input temperature transmitter. This component required intense unit and integration testing to comply with the functional safety standard IEC 61508. The company had very limited resources to conduct the testing in the desired amount of time. Additionally, safety requirements demanded that an independent third party conduct the testing.

Solution: 

The Vector Software Global Services team was able to “baseline test” Moore’s current application and provide them with direction on how to use the VectorCAST tools to become self-sufficient for future testing requirements. This allowed Moore’s software development team to focus efforts on developing application code and systems/hardware-level testing instead of writing, managing, and reporting on software unit tests.

Details: 

Moore Industries is a world leader in the design and manufacture of interface instruments for industrial process control, system integration and factory automation. Functional safety products include temperature transmitters, alarm trips, isolators, relay repeaters and other components for use within the process industry. Moore’s typical customers include oil refineries and manufacturing plants. Utilizing Vector Software’s Professional Services allowed Moore’s software development team to focus their efforts on developing application code and systems/hardware-level testing instead of writing, managing, and reporting on software unit tests. The Vector Services team was able to “baseline test” the current application and provide Moore with direction on how to use the VectorCAST tools to become self-sufficient for future testing requirements.

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