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exida Certifies DETCON TP700 GAS DETECTOR For Functional Safety


  July 10, 2013

exida, the global leader in functional safety certification for the process industries, has issued a functional safety certification per IEC 61508 for the Detcon TP 700 Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector. 

“The TP 700 design process met SIL 2 requirements showing a good level of design integrity,” says exida Certification Evaluating Assessor John Yozallinas.  “The FMEDA analysis was verified with solid field failure data and fault injection testing.”

“We chose exida because they have in depth knowledge of IEC 61508 that goes beyond the others we were considering,” says Detcon President Bob Masi. “exida showed us a path through this complex standard.”

About exida:

exida is a certification and research firm specializing in safety critical / high availability automation systems and control system security. 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. exida has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.


About Detcon:

Detcon designs and manufactures a wide range of industrial grade gas detection sensors and electronic control systems. Application experience includes virtually every conceivable type of industrial facility. Detcon’s wide range of sensor technology and electronic product designs establishes a competitive advantage in providing practical and affordable gas detection solutions in even the most difficult and challenging industrial environments. Detcon has corporate headquarters in The Woodlands, TX and sales representatives around the world.  For more information see www.detcon.com.