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Product Roundup: Safety Products

Oct. 21, 2014
Systems, Tools, Software and Other Useful Items for Safe Operation
SAFETY ISOLATORS
Designed and built to IEC 61508 standards and part of the company’s FS Functional Safety Series, SSX and SST safety isolators and splitters have been approved by exida for use in a safety instrumented system (SIS) up to SIL 3 in monitor mode, where only the input circuit is part of the safety function. SSX and SST are also approved for single use in safety systems up to SIL 2.
Moore Industries
818-894-7111
www.miinet.com
RELAY DATA SAFELY
Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay communicates diagnostic data via a built-in Modbus interface to Allen-Bradley Micro800 controllers, PanelView graphic terminals, or CompactLogix controllers. The relay has 22 safety I/O points, including six configurable I/Os, and meets PLe, SIL 3 per EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 standards. Free software is included.
Rockwell Automation
414/328-2000
www.rockwellautomation.com
MUSTER THE TROOPS
Ion mustering tower is a stationary access point for real-time personnel check-in to mustering areas during emergencies. The wireless, solar- powered device uses a visual strobe light to notify personnel they should proceed to the mustering area. Employees can check in via a wireless badge, and the tower’s Wi-Fi reader immediately updates the system that the employee is safe.
Apprion
650-934-5700
www.apprion.com
ONE SAFE TRANSMITTER
One Series safety transmitter is said to be the first SIL 2-certified transmitter designed solely for safety system applications. The unit features a large digital display that provides process variable, status, self-diagnostics, as well as field programming information. The unit is capable of SIL 3, per IEC 61508. It has configurable self-diagnostics and a response time of less than 100 ms.
United Electric Controls
617-926-1000
www.ueonline.com
COMBUSTION ANALYZER FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS
Thermox WDG-V monitors combustion in fired heaters or boilers. It has redundancy and diagnostics to enable predictive and proactive maintenance programs, which helps reduce the risk of uncontrolled combustion events. The analyzer is certified for SIL 2 implementation into safety instrumented systems, and is suitable for process streams up to 3,200° F (1,760° C).
Ametek
412-828-9040
www.ametekpi.com
TRANSMIT SAFELY
A2X (explosion-proof/flame-proof) and A4 (intrinsically safe, non-incendive) analog-output pressure transmitters for oil and gas installations carry approvals, including FM, ATEX, CSA, UL and CE for use in Class I, Div. 1 and Div. 2 environments. They feature a 316L stainless steel diaphragm and pressure port, and an optional 17-PH stainless steel diaphragm.
Ashcroft
800-328-8258
www.ashcroft.com
ISOLATED DEVICE COUPLER
FieldBarrier R4D0-FB-IA is a device coupler for Foundation fieldbus H1 and Profibus PA instruments. The compact unit can be DIN rail-mounted in Zone 1, Div. 2 environments, and can connect eight to 12 instruments with intrinsic safety in Zone 0 and Zone 1, Div. 1 environments. The coupler provides advanced fault diagnostics and isolation at the spur, and supports plug-in surge protectors.
Pepperl+Fuchs
330-486-0002
www.pepperl-fuchs.us
WELLHEAD MONITIOR
Production wellhead RTU platforms have plug-and-play, hot-standby and non-duplicative redundancy to ensure the reliability of critical operations. Monitoring features provide real-time data, while advanced diagnostics provide system validation and security. RTU platforms can connect with both Ethernet and serial systems via licensed radio bands.
GE Intelligent Platforms
508-698-7456
www.ge.com
HIGH-INTEGRITY SAFETY
High-Integrity (HI) safety system can be used with ABB or third-party control systems, PLCs or operator interfaces. TÜV-certified, it can be used for any SIL 1-3 application and works with existing control systems and/or operator interfaces. Core functions include system security, access control, confirm operations, force control, time tagging to millisecond accuracy, audit trail and system diagnostics.
ABB
www.abb.com/highintegritysafety
FAIL-SAFE, FAULT-TOLERANT
Triconex Trident SIS is a SIL 3-certified, failsafe, fault-tolerant controller for distributed use in hazardous facilities. It includes the OPC UA platform, and fulfils requirements for emergency shutdown, fire and gas protection, burner management, high-integrity pressure protection  and turbomachinery control. It’s also TÜV-certified for SIL 3 applications in accordance with IEC 61508.
Invensys (Schneider Electric)
713-329-1600
www.iom.invensys.com
NON-STOP SAFETY
X-CPU 31 includes system bus functions and CPU functions on one module, making the company’s nonstop safety system more scalable to specific applications such as burner and boiler management, leak detection and control of turbo machines and compressors. The CPU can communicate via safe Ethernet, and it works well for applications such as emergency shutdowns and fire and gas.   
Hima Americas
713-482-2070
www.hima-americas.com
ALARM APP
TopView 6.18.1 software suite features real-time value and alarm updates for the Mobile Web app. TopView monitors data, alarms and alarm history from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as web browsers. The alarm history screen lets users query TopView alarm history for a period of time, and provides several filtering and viewing options.
Exele Information Systems
585-385-9740
www.exele.com

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