This is a very dumb question and I am looking for dumb answers. This is for a school project model with a control system that will be using whatever cheap plc I can find that will suit our needs. Looking for any ways to show off some use of functional safety, I'm familiar-ish the big ISO/IEC specs and have them on hand for reference. Looking for suggestions on how to architect a system without a safety plc, for budget reasons, that is SIL 3. I'm thinking this is probobally gonna have to involve a safety rated relay and maybe some dumb stuff like triple redundant sensors. I know this is dumb but having documentation on functional safety and being able to say our model control system has a SIL rating will help our project team stand out from others(this is also a competition) who don't even know what a SIL rating is. If you're going to comment that I probobaly don't need SIL 3 the model is intended to represent very dangerous real life equipment so SIL 3 is kinda necessary. Although I haven't begun that process to determine that yet, it is going to be extremely hard to prove this system only requires SIL 2. Again, I know this is dumb, but any suggestions on how to do something like this without spending thousands of dollars on a model is greatly appreciated, thank you!