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The Most Reliable Choice for Life Safety Oxygen Detection

Jun 08 2017 Read 1022 Times

Servomex’s OxyDetect is the most reliable oxygen monitor available for life safety applications, with non-depleting sensor technology that provides ultimate protection in both safe and hazardous areas of hydrocarbon processing plants.

Plants can be further assured of its reliability after the hardware attained Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 certification, a measurement of performance required for a safety instrumented function.

Matt Halsey, Servomex Product Manager - Process Oxygen, Zirconia & Oxygen Deficiency said: “SIL is an internationally recognized assessment of reliability. The SIL rating corresponds to the probability that a safety function will work when required to do so. SIL 2 tells us that the hardware will be in a functional state if it is required to do its job.

“SIL hardware compliance makes the OxyDetect easier to integrate into a customer's safety system, and allows us to target key applications in the marketplace.

“It offers customers peace of mind that the OxyDetect is safe.”

Manufactured by Servomex, the world leaders in gas analysis, the OxyDetect uses the market-leading performance of the company’s Hummingbird Paracube Paramagnetic sensor, which provides a long-lasting, fast-reporting oxygen measurement.

Unlike electrochemical cells, which have long been the standard in many industries for O2 ambient air monitoring, this Paramagnetic technology is non-depleting, so it will never run out or require replacement.

Electrochemical cells require regular calibration every few months to reduce drift, whereas the OxyDetect requires infrequent calibration, making it the best choice for critical area monitoring.

These performance benefits also significantly reduce the cost of lifetime ownership of the OxyDetect. In addition, it is easy to use, with a simple front-panel digital interface allowing easy access to advanced microprocessor-based diagnostics.

It is available as a hazardous or safe area version, with updated communication relay and MODBUS options.

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