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exida certifies Det-Tronics gas leak detector

August 4, 2013 - exida certified the Det-Tronics FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector for functional safety, ensuring that they meet the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 capable per IEC 61508.

"Det-Tronics has created practical technology for acoustically detecting high pressure gas leakage,” said Hal Thomas, exida Senior Safety Application Engineer. “Given the concern over gas sensor effectiveness and detection time, this product should provide significant safety improvement in the right applications.”

“During the witnessed performance testing and fault injection testing, it was impressive to see this instrument in action," said Dr. William Goble, exida Certification Evaluating Assessor. “Det-Tronics has a strong, detailed design and testing process which was fully audited during the certification process.”

“exida has the technical capabilities to evaluate new technology like the FlexSonicTM detector,” said Mark Gaalswyk, Det-Tronics Senior Compliance Engineer. "exida has the experience and reputation to provide a trusted certification which our customers depend upon for their critical applications.”
About exida:
exida is a certification and research firm specializing in safety critical/high availability automation systems, control system cybersecurity, and alarm management. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’s main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany and has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  

About Detector Electronics Corporation:
Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) is a global leader in industrial hazard safety solutions, providing flame detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems for critical industrial applications. We design, build, test, and commission SIL 2 flame and gas safety systems that range from conventional panels to fault-tolerant, addressable systems. Our flame and gas detectors are globally certified to the latest product approval standards.

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