How functional safety helps to save lives

18 May, 2008 by Jeanne Erdmann* | Supplied by: Pilz Australia Industrial Automation LP

In this article, Ron Bell of the IEC explains functional safety and looks ahead to the revision of the IEC 61508 standard that is due for publication in 2010.

Fire protection technology for valve actuators

18 May, 2008

Intertec is supplying over 100 fire protection cabinets to support Emerson Process Management’s instrumentation solution for the new hydrocracker complex at the Kirishi oil refinery near St Petersburg, Russia. The cabinets will provide the valve actuators with a minimum of 30 minutes of protection against fire, so that the plant’s emergency shutdown systems and services can quickly isolate and minimise damage to protect employees, assets and environment.

Risk assessment service for machines

22 April, 2008

Treotham Automation has launched a service providing risk assessments on any type of machine.

Ethernet safety I/O modules

17 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation has introduced I/O modules equipped with Ethernet/IP connectivity - the CompactBlock Guard I/O on Ethernet/IP series

GE Fanuc acquires MTL product lines

16 April, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and MTL Instruments Group have announced an agreement for GE Fanuc to acquire the assets of the MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST) product lines.

Safety fieldbus in the process industries

19 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

As end users discover the benefits of fieldbus with their process automation systems, many are beginning to wonder why they haven't been able to enjoy similar benefits with their safety instrumented systems (SIS)

Safe instrumentation market booming in automation industry: report

26 October, 2007

Safety-rated process instrumentation is becoming one of the fastest growing segments of the automation industry, according to a report recently published by American engineering consulting firm Exida.

Safety controller

20 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Omron's NE1A safety DeviceNet controller is claimed to be the world's first programmable safety controller with a built-in DeviceNet safety interface.

Safety relays

22 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

With multi-output capabilities, the MSR142RTP and MSR144RTP relays are designed to meet a variety of safety application requirements, including those incorporating safety interlock switches, E-stops, light curtains and safety mats.

Intrinsically safe barriers

22 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

Turck IM Series Isolating Intrinsically Safe Barriers from Micromax now have IEC Ex International approvals.

Safety instrumented system

06 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has added an optical remote control function to the ProSafe-RS, enabling integration of the instrument panel rooms and safety systems in large plants. Compatibility with Yokogawa's Centum CS3000 R3 Integrated Production Control System is also improved for greater usability.

Safety Control systems conference

25 September, 2006

29 - 30 November 2006
Brisbane, Australia

GASMAX/EC gas monitor

07 August, 2006 | Supplied by: Parker Engineering Corporation

The GASMAX/EC single channel Toxic/Oxygen gas monitor delivers the latest in gas detection technology, reliability and ease of use. The GASMAX/EC is CSA certified for use in Div. 1 and Div. 2 Explosion Proof installations and Intrinsically Safe installations with barrier.

Fixed-point gas monitor

05 June, 2006 | Supplied by:

Industrial Scientific Corporation is pleased to introduce the stainless steel iTrans as a robust solution for fixed-point gas detection. Built with a 316-grade stainless steel housing to withstand corrosion, the monitor is ideal for installations in harsh environments such as offshore drilling platforms, chemical plants, or applications near a saltwater coastline.

GasBadge Plus gas detector

04 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

Industrial Scientific Corporation's GasBadge Plus single gas detector has received a third-party certified ingress protection (IP) rating of 66/67 and a number of agency approvals. The IP rating of 66/67 indicates that the two-year, maintenance-free monitor was tested to be dust tight and resistant to water ingress from both water jets and immersion.

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