Improve your Engineering Excellence
with Safety Excellence

Safety Excellence

Engineering faces many challenges when it comes to Functional Safety:

  • Increasingly complex administration processes
  • Adhering to quality standards and maintaining reputation for quality
  • Meeting deadlines for revamp/modification of existing systems or plant sections
  • Maintaining know-how to monitor technical implementations, verification of compliance with standards, support for commissioning

  • Retirement of experienced employees
  • Cost pressures of new plants/equipment/services
  • Responsibility for project expenses, business forecasts and capital planning
  • Management of major global projects


Pre-Engineering and Global Project Management for better safety decisions

Once the system has been created, a concept defined and the overall scope for the project or product specified, the first significant step in the functional safety lifecycle is identifying hazards and assessing risks.

The implementation of major projects with tens of thousands of safe I/Os demonstrates the quality of our global project management. We strengthen your position by meeting deadlines and ensuring high quality standards (certified FSM).

  • High-performance safety engineering of complex projects
    HIMA has implemented more than 35,000 solutions, covering every safety application. We reduce your risk of project delays. We have never had canceled commissionings because of project delays.
  • Flexible cost management
    Our safety engineering and critical control engineering can be supplied via subcontracting with a prime contractor such as an EPC.
  • FSM in engineering
    Certified in Functional Safety Management (FSM), the HIMA Engineering unit helps you achieve on-budget, on-time results through the avoidance of process corrections and unnecessarily long acceptance tests.
  • Sized right for flexibility
    Facing time pressures on revamps or modifications of your plants? As a mid-sized company, HIMA is designed for flexibility to help you meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Best practice: customized safety
    Avoid over-engineered and unsafe solutions. From small applications to major projects with as many as 44,000 I/Os, our solutions are custom-fit for safety.
  • Built for modifications and rapid acceptance tests
    Engineering processes and tools from HIMA support the last-minute changes that every plant faces. Administrative modules minimize the negative impact of these changes, while computer-aided identification of effects helps users thoroughly examine the scope of modifications.

Simplify your safety management

  • Our experience in process control technology helps you efficiently integrate safety solutions with your DCS.
  • We support the planning of basic and detail engineering with tool boxes, standardized procedures, workflows and tools to make sure your project meets international quality standards.
  • TÜV-certified and -approved function blocks significantly reduce the time and costs of programming. They also simplify the commissioning and FAT of the entire system.
  • Experience simplified engineering through the intuitive and intelligent safety platform HIMax.

Invest in a sustainable future

  • HIMA is a family-owned, financially independent mid-sized company with more than 45 year of experience in safety engineering.
  • Our more than 300 experienced professional and young engineers from universities from all over the world complement each other and our ability to support diverse companies.
  • The HIMA Engineering Unit is certified according to IEC 61508 and 61511.


  • Saipem
  • Snamproghetti
  • Sofregaz
  • Technimont
  • Technip
  • Thyssen Krupp Industrial Services
  • UOP
  • GE Power Conversion
  • Aker Solutions
  • Cegelec
  • Fluor-Daniels
  • Foster Wheeler
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Linde
  • Ferrostaal

Safety = Safety + Security

Today’s safety-related automation solutions are required not only to provide functional safety, but also to support cyber security. We ensure cyber security through technical measures at every level, from hardware and operating system, to the network and engineering.

Engineering Excellence

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Peter Sieber
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
General Manager Global Sales & Regional Development

Tel: +49 (6202) 709 - 830