Safety Instrumented Systems

Detcon TP-700 Gas Detector Certified for Functional Safety

Jul 10, 2013

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. — exida, the safety certification specialist, has issued a functional safety certification per IEC 61508 for the Detcon TP-700 hydrogen sulfide gas detector.

"The TP-700 design process met SIL 2 requirements showing a good level of design integrity," says exida certification evaluating assessor John Yozallinas. "The FMEDA analysis was verified with solid field failure data and fault injection testing."

"We chose exida because they have in depth knowledge of IEC 61508 that goes beyond the others we were considering," says Bob Masi, Detcon President. "exida showed us the path through this complex standard."