- March 12, 2019
- United Electric Controls
March 12, 2019 — United Electric Controls, a producer of safety, alarm and shutdown technology, has announced that it has added carbon monoxide (CO) to the list of gases detected by the latest Vanguard WirelessHART Gas Detector. Vanguard version 1.2 also includes mounting flexibility and a variety of other features that enhance installation, configurability and maintainability.
The Vanguard CO detection capability offers stability, resolution and broader range. Its range enables alarming at higher values while also providing accuracy at lower values, which is helpful for asset management. The CO sensor also avoids false alarms resulting from temperature drift, by providing high zero stability and accuracy over large temperature ranges. The sensor has a low stabilization time, allowing it to be installed and calibrated at the same time.
The Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector version also features its FLEXmount installation, which augments Vanguard standard mounting with magnetic and universal options. The magnetic optionenables installation on I-beams without drilling. The universal option uses adjustable clamps that enable installation on pipes from 3” to 12” in diameter without a hot work permit.
Vanguard WirelessHART version 1.2 also includes the following new features:
- WiHART communication accessories, which enable users to extend system range, and receive WirelessHART data via 4-20 mA inputs, and further extend range with powered repeaters.
- A touchscreen configurator, which streamlines onboarding of the gas monitor to a WirelessHART network.
- Upgraded diagnostic software, which detects and pre-warns of system faults, providing more visibility into sensor messages, more ways to code the status of the signals and fewer false alarms.