exida, the global leader in functional safety certification for the process industries, has certified the Det-Tronics FlexSonicTM 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.”