IS & Ex

Endress+Hauser's safety mission

October 2012 IS & Ex

Endress+Hauser reports that more than 10 million devices installed globally, and according to all relevant safety requirements, have given it the necessary experience and know-how to ensure the right safety advice for its customers in all situations. Certified safety engineers and management systems as well as long-standing partnerships with international test, certification and standardisation bodies reinforce this commitment to plant safety.

The comprehensive range of devices for hazardous areas includes applications in Zone 0. Many of the devices have been developed using state-of-the-art technology in accordance with IEC 61508 SIL 2, also allowing for homogeneous-redundant application up to SIL 3 in safety-instrumented systems. Uniform operating and safety concepts deliver simplicity thereby increasing safety in terms of managing operations.

Safety related concepts

Maximum safety and reliability in operation are guaranteed through consistent compliance with guidelines and standards and the implementation of user-specific requirements (eg, Namur). In parallel, innovations such as the first Coriolis mass flow measuring device incorporating reliable two-wire technology are important milestones on the path to safer system operation.

For testing, Fieldcheck is available for the systematic testing of safety-instrumented flow systems with no need for dismantling, while Liquiphant Fail Safe serves as a monitoring system in water and wastewater applications. Services and solutions for increased safety include:

* Comprehensive consulting and support tools.

* A wide range of seminars and information events.

* Design of safety circuits (Ex and SIL).

Customer benefits

Planning and design: compliance with all relevant safety standards; easy planning of safety-instrumented systems; outsourcing of SIL loop calculations or intrinsic safety certification and prevention of design faults.

Procurement and purchasing: easy procurement for safety applications and availability of complete device documentation.

Technology and operation: tailor-made solutions increase operating life and safety in system operation and appropriate services help to eliminate sources of error and increase safety.

Service and management: high level of expertise guarantees maximum safety and maximum system availability and lower operating costs due to time-saving testing methods.

For more information contact Hennie Blignaut, Endress+Hauser, +27 (0)11 262 8000,,


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Tube connector for Ex areas
May 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa , IS & Ex
Parker Hannifin has extended its Phastite permanent instrumentation connection range, which is now available in a number of corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs), including Alloy 825, 625 and Super Duplex, ...

Safe and efficient water and wastewater treatment
October 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , System Integration & Control Systems Design
Depending on the application and the industry, water needs to have different properties to ensure the quality of finished products and the overall safety of production.

Safety controllers with diagnostics
October 2020, Turck Banner , IS & Ex
The combination of an intuitive user interface and diagnostics makes it easy to design and troubleshoot complex safety systems in just a few clicks.

Endress+Hauser strengthens presence in the Middle East
October 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , News
Endress+Hauser is strengthening the Group’s presence on the Arabian Peninsula with the establishment of Endress+Hauser Middle East.

Real-time location system
September 2020, Extech Safety Systems , IS & Ex
With worker safety becoming an ever-increasing focus for many businesses operating within process industries, iTAG X30 delivers a solution that allows high levels of location accuracy across their entire site.

Sensor technology now in use in explosion-protected areas
September 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , IS & Ex
Increased customer demand for hazardous areas requirements that can be met using sensor technology require sensors to be fitted in potentially hazardous locations, posing ever greater challenges.

Safe operation of LNG tanks
September 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , IS & Ex
Endress+Hauser’s innovative instrumentation and advanced inventory management solutions for LNG storage tanks ensure safe operation of plant and high levels of inventory transparency.

New iTEMP transmitter with Bluetooth
September 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , Temperature Measurement
Endress+Hauser’s new iTEMP TMT142B temperature transmitters deliver highly accurate and reliable measurements, wireless communication via Bluetooth and user-friendly operation packaged in a robust single-chamber field housing.

PyroStorm protection for control equipment
September 2020, Alien Systems & Technologies , IS & Ex
If you work at a large industrial plant or mine, you may have noticed those hydraulic lubricating oil packs, or perhaps the diesel generator sets, oil store rooms, pump rooms or flammable liquids stores, ...

Endress+Hauser strengthens the protection of intellectual property
August 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , News
For 20 years now, a separate department at Endress+Hauser has been dealing exclusively with the protection of intellectual property. In 1999, the company merged and realigned all activities in this field. ...