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Entry type: Manual, Entry ID: 63187287, Entry date: 12/05/2013

SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Compendium Part B - Process Safety (V7.1/V8.0)

Document: SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Compendium Part B - Process Safety (V7.1/V8.0) (11/2013, English)
Type of topic: Content


Subject of the manual

SIMATIC PCS 7, as a distinctly open system, can be flexibly adapted to a wide range of customer needs. The system software provides the project engineer with a great deal of freedom in terms of project configuration, as well as in the design of the program and visualization.

Experience has shown that subsequent modernization or plant expansion work is made much easier if the project is configured "in conformance with PCS 7" as far as possible right from the start. This means users must adhere to certain basic rules to ensure that the provided system functions will offer optimum usability in the future.

This manual serves as a compendium to the product documentation covering SIMATIC PCS 7. The basic tasks for creating and configuring the project are described in the form of instructions with numerous illustrations.

The compendium directly reflects the recommended method for configuration, which is based on the results of a great deal of practical experience. The description relates to working with the project and the parameter settings of the components it contains but not the application itself.

The compendium is divided into the following parts:

  • Configuration guidelines including checklist
  • Process safety including two checklists
  • Technical functions with SFC types
  • Operation and maintenance including checklist
  • Hardware installation including checklist
  • Industrial Security


This documentation is valid for the software packages:

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 (updated for V8.0 SP1)
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.1
  • SIMATIC F systems V6.1 SP1
  • SIMATIC Safety Matrix V6.2 SP1

SIMATIC PCS 7 Manual Collection

The complete documentation of PCS 7 is available to you free of charge and in multiple languages in MyDocumentationManager as a Manual Collection from the website or in PDF format via www.siemens.com/pcs7-documentation.

Subject of Part B - Process safety

Part B is dedicated to the implementation of the fail-safe part of an S7 program.

It examines the following F software components:

  • S7 F Systems
  • Safety Matrix Engineering Tool

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Training center

Siemens offers a number of training courses to familiarize you with the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system. Contact your regional training center or the main training center in Nuremberg 90327, Germany.

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