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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2017

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IS & Ex
The next generation in fire detection
June 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

Cirrus Hybrid represents the next evolutionary step in the advancement of fire detection systems.

HellermannTyton offers intrinsically safe multimeters
June 2018, HellermannTyton

The TBM811XEX and TBM812XEX multimeters with a CATIV 1000 V rating from HellermannTyton are designed for hazardous environments such as mining and petrochemical. The approved explosive protection rating ...

Becker Varis gas monitoring for Zimbabwe mine
May 2018, Becker Mining South Africa

Becker Mining South Africa, specialists in safety and communications technologies for the mining sector, is soon to install a robust atmospheric and environmental monitoring system at a mine in Zimbabwe. ...

Do not let untrained personnel maintain fire suppression systems
May 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

Alien Systems & Technologies (AST) takes great care to ensure that its fire protection systems are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. In addition, its personnel are highly trained ...

Fluke simplifies safety compliance testing
May 2018, Comtest

Fluke has introduced a unique tester to the market that sources both AC and DC steady-state voltage for Hi-Z and Lo-Z instruments, thus simplifying safety compliance testing. The Fluke PRV240 Proving ...

Selection of cable glands in Ex areas
April 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs

Cable glands are the most common means of leading cables into hazardous area equipment. There are several conditions to be considered when selecting the right cable glands for the specific application. ...

Explosion-proof encoder for offshore applications
April 2018, Countapulse Controls

Many applications in the oil and gas industry that require the use of absolute encoders are demanding, not just from a performance perspective, but also because of the operating environment. An example ...

Safe motion control in Ex areas
April 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive? In short, regulations ...

Detonation flame arresters from Energas
March 2018

Technology is developing fast, and while innovation is taking centre stage, versatility remains right up on the checklists of both manufacturers and end users alike. With that in mind, the new Protectoseal ...

Electronic instruments in hazardous areas
March 2018, R&C Instrumentation

In many industries, there are certain areas that are classified as hazardous or Ex areas. This is an area that contains, or may contain, combustible substances such as gas, vapour or dust. Typical hazardous ...

Safe torque-off option simplifies machine design
March 2018, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation has introduced a networked safe torque-off option module, allowing safety and non-safety functions to share the same EtherNet/IP network. Designed for the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 ...

Innovative approach to machine safety
February 2018, Deebar

Food and beverage manufacturers use a series of packaging machinery to label, bottle and package their products before they are dispatched for distribution and final consumption. One of the latest trends ...

Safety in the cloud
February 2018, Phoenix Contact

At the SPS IPC Drives 2017 trade fair, Phoenix Contact presented a cloud application for recording and analysing safety-related data. With the Proficloud solution, companies receive important information ...

Modular HMI for hazardous areas
January 2018, Pepperl+Fuchs

PC solution extends modular system At the beginning of the year, the VisuNet GXP product family was grown to include a PC solution. The new computing unit is optimally suited for mechanical engineers, ...

Radiation protection systems go wireless
January 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists

Omniflex has announced the release of the Teleterm W3 ISA100 Wireless Interface Node. Based on well proven technology and substantiated by the nuclear industry, the Teleterm W3 is the latest device to ...

Safety interlocks for automotive production
January 2018, Deebar

The automobile industry is heavily automated and can be hazardous if not safeguarded properly. Ensuring safety whilst delivering productivity is vital to the industry and therefore safeguarding operators ...

Ex and marine approval for LSIS equipment
January 2018, Ana-Digi Systems

Due to the dangers prevalent in petrochemical, mining and marine applications there is a need for equipment that is non-volatile and would by extension, not be the cause of explosions and fires. This ...

How to calculate IS loop approval: Part 3 – impact of Gas Group on loop approval cable lengths
January 2018, Extech Safety Systems

Further to my previous articles: ‘How to calculate an intrinsically safe loop approval’ ( and ‘Calculating intrinsically safe loop approvals – Part 2’ (

Room integrity testing
January 2018, Alien Systems & Technologies

Alien Systems and Technologies (AST) is the first company in Africa to offer room integrity testing (RIT). The company’s performance in the industry is supported by its highly qualified, specialised team, ...

Achieving safety during CIP
December 2017, Deebar

IP69K-rated interlocks and safety switches.

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