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RFID bus modules for Ex areas
June 2022, Turck Banner
Turck’s HF bus mode makes it possible to implement RFID applications with many read/write heads, quickly and at an affordable price.

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Sensor technology for explosion-protected areas
May 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs
To enable customers to use Pepperl+Fuchs sensors in explosion-protected areas, the company has made sensors suitable for use in Zones 1 or 21, and Zones 2 or 22.

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Vibration pen for hazardous areas
May 2022, R&C Instrumentation
Vibration and temperature are the most common parameters measured on process plants to predict equipment failure or process problems. As part of the extensive range of vibration measurement products and IS rated instruments from R&C Instrumentation, the TV712 series from Time now comes in IS versions for EX Hazardous areas such as coal mines and chemical plants.

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Training courses for hazardous areas
March 2022, Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems has announced a partnership with Trainor to offer online training courses for hazardous areas.

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Process safety transformed by TDL technology
January 2022, Elemental Analytics
Servomex has introduced a new advantage to safety systems with its unique line lock technology incorporated into the latest tunable diode laser (TDL) analysers.

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Reduce the risk of shock and arc flash
January 2022, Comtest
Comtest now offers a new Fluke tester to the market, which sources both AC and DC steady-state voltage for Hi-Z and Lo-Z instruments, thus simplifying safety compliance testing.

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Three key principles to build a strong safety culture
January 2022, Comtest
To build a strong culture of safety, one first needs to create a climate that allows for adaptation and change.

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Preconfigured fail-safe circuit from Festo
November 2021, Festo South Africa
The preconfigured Festo fail-safe circuit is ready to install in the control cabinet as a safe and low-cost alternative when it comes to fail-safe technology.

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Flameproof cable glands
November 2021, Pratley
A new flameproof cable gland range from Pratley allows for soft-bedding cables like PVC to be fitted to flameproof equipment without any concern regarding cable damage.

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Gigabit intrinsically safe Ethernet
November 2021, Extech Safety Systems
Eaton’s 9470 product range provides cost-effective intrinsically safe (IS) Gigabit Ethernet equipment that can be installed and maintained easily in hazardous areas.

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Safety over IO-Link
November 2021, ifm - South Africa
With the new AL200S PROFIsafe IO-Link module from ifm electronic, it is now possible to operate standard safety sensors and actuators via IO-Link.

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IS interface for signal processing
November 2021, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser’s RN series interface modules power the foundation of measurement instrument loops and safety instrumented systems.

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Fluke’s intrinsically safe tools
September 2021, Comtest
Fluke offers a growing number of intrinsically safe tools, which dampen the available energy at the output terminals and do not produce any static electricity.

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Inventory management for LNG
September 2021, Endress+Hauser South Africa
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.

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Smart machines improve safety
September 2021, Rockwell Automation
Manufacturers can harness the power of data to improve their safety compliance and performance using two new smart safety devices from Rockwell Automation.

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Troubleshooting process loops in Ex areas
September 2021, Comtest
Tracking down problems within a process loop can be a difficult challenge in the best of environments. Doing so in an area that has the potential for explosion takes the degree of difficulty to another level.

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Wi-Fi in South African underground coal mines
August 2021, Extech Safety Systems, Industrial Wireless
In the author’s opinion, Wi-Fi and all it offers can dramatically improve safety in all industries, including underground coal mines.

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Monitor access to cabinets
July 2021, Turck Banner
A gas transfer station of the Villingen-Schwenningen municipal utility company uses Turck Banner’s IMX12-CCM to monitor control cabinets and thus offer reliable protection from manipulation.

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Tube connector for Ex areas
May 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
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, ...

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How to calculate an intrinsically safe loop approval - updated and revised
March 2021, Extech Safety Systems
We all know what can happen when the correct techniques are not used when interfacing into a hazardous area.

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