The 2015 exida Safety Awards

exida is pleased to announce the winners of their 2015 Safety Awards. We recognize the importance of excellence in functional safety, and through extensive analysis of the nominated products, we are confident that the chosen products best exemplify innovation and novelty.

Awards were presented in six categories:

  • Sensor (Fire & Gas)
  • Sensor (Process)
  • Final Element
  • Final Element (Interface)
  • Logic Solver
  • Cybersecurity

The products and processes that were nominated for this year’s awards are all extremely innovative and exhibit exceptional work,” said Mike Medoff, exida senior safety engineer.

“This made for a very tough selection process however we feel as though the chosen products and process best exemplify innovation and have the ability to benefit/improve application of IEC 61508 or IEC 62443. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients.”

2015 Recipients


PLUS+1® Safety Controller Family with Modular Safety Kernel for PLUS+1 GUIDE

The PLUS+1® Safety Controller Family with Modular Safety Kernel for PLUS+1 GUIDE is an essential component of Danfoss’ Functional Safety Solution for the off-highway, mobile machine industry. Danfoss Power Solutions now offers the most comprehensive collection of Functional Saf ety products and solutions, including electro-hydraulic propel, steering, and work function solutions. OEM customers are also provided with industry-leading functional safety training and hazard and risk assessment support.


LS2000 Line-of-Sight Infrared Gas Detector

The LS2000 is a line of sight infrared gas detection system that provides continuous monitoring of combustible hydrocarbon gas concentrations in the range of 0 to 5 LFL-meters, over a distance of 5 to 120 meters. System outputs include 4-20 mA with HART, RS-485 MODBUS and alarm and fault relays contacts.

The system consists of two stainless steel modules — a transmitter and a receiver. The receiver provides the measurement signal outputs, and is furnished with onboard “status indication” LEDs and an internal magnetic calibration switch.

The FlexSight™ LS2000 was publicly released for sale in May, 2015 and shipments began immediately.

Emerson Process Management

3051S Electronic Remote Sensors (ERS™) System

The Rosemount 3051S Electronic Remote Sensors (ERS™) System safety certified in November 2014 is your system that provides a complete solution for sensor element in safety applications. ERS Systems provide a comprehensive analysis using route 2H from IEC 61508 which includes sensors and remote diaphragm seals. ERS Systems are comprised of two Rosemount 3051S pressure sensors connected through a non-proprietary electric cable which calculates the differential pressure (DP) and transmits the value via a standard two-wire 4-20 mA HART signal. The differential pressure measurement is calculated by the electronics contained in the primary sensor.


Digital EPIC ESD/PST Smart Transmitter

Digital EPIC-2 is an intelligent valve position transmitter designed especially for safety valves. Its advanced diagnostics functions enable Emergency Shutdown (ESD), Partial Stroke Testing (PST), Solenoid Operated Valve Testing (SOVT) and Full Stroke Testing (FST) to be carried out efficiently and reliably, to ensure effective maintenance of your SIL up to level 3. First launched over 10 years ago, the product has been in continuous development for over 12 years culminating with the launch of the 2nd generation of the product in April 2015. Initial shipments will begin in November of 2015.