Category: Wireless Solutions

temporary gas detection

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Kirk Dragsbaek

Fixed gas detection for temporary monitoring

Gas detection is a key part of a modern plant’s safety and asset monitoring system.  Most plants likely have a permanent gas detection setup to alert operators when there are critical issues.  Temporary systems can help when a permanent solution isn’t needed. What isn’t thought about as often is areas that may not need gas …

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process instrumentation

Posted on April 8, 2021 by Chris Frail

Artificial Intelligence in process instrumentation

The data bottleneck may be starving Artificial Intelligence from its full potential, yet AI usage in operations is accelerating. It was not long ago end users were telling vendors to stop providing more data unless they can easily explain to them how it can be used to improve their bottom line. Perhaps Big Data got …

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Posted on February 25, 2021 by Kirk Dragsbaek

Triggering alarms with wireless gas detection

With the advancement of wireless technologies, wireless devices have become common place for industrial process applications. As outlined in some of our previous blogs, wireless technology is also being utilized more often for gas detection at various levels of the plant safety system. This is usually accompanied by the need to have a local alarm …

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Posted on December 3, 2020 by Chris Frail

Antenna types for oil and and gas applications

We recently had a case where our customer needed to place a detector high on a tank and the nearest gateway was about 150 ft below the walkway. There were not enough wireless instruments to relay the signal and the antenna was fixed to the detector. The device would not sync with the gateway until …

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Posted on October 29, 2020 by Adam Karlgren

How often should I calibrate my gas detector?

When we think of gas detector calibration and how often it must be performed, it is dependent on many variables. First and foremost is determining if a gas sensor is out of calibration. The best way to establish this is through a “bump” or functional test using a certified standard gas mixture of known concentration. …

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Posted on October 15, 2020 by Chris Frail

Wired vs. Wireless Gas Detection

Instrumentation today is far more capable and advanced than just a decade ago. Microprocessors continue to get more powerful and continue to reduce the power needed to perform tasks.  However, the smart detectors and sensors today can operate reliably for years on a battery without any loss of performance. With wireless technology able to carry …

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wireless

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Chris Frail

Wireless gas detection, a look back on how we saw the future:

Wireless gas detectors in permanent monitoring applications are rapidly being accepted to meet increased need to provide detection coverage when budgets are constrained. I took a quick look at a prior blog from our marketing team posted earlier, Safety: Wireless has matured, gas detectors have too.  Things have not changed much since that post. Andy was discussing how wireless can fit …

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technology

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Levon Khatchadourian

Embracing wireless instrumentation

Did you know that an average household has over 15 devices connected to the internet? After working from home for the past few weeks I have a newfound appreciation for wireless technologies. Having to share the home office with my wife and son, both of whom are working from home, wireless connections made all the …

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wirelessHART

Posted on February 9, 2020 by Julian Yeo

6 Reasons to use WirelessHART Gas Detection 

Using wireless communication for tough industrial applications is not a new concept. In fact, the technology has been around for more than 30 years, with the use of proprietary radios. However, with the modernization of industrial networks and the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things, there has been an increasing demand for secure standardized industrial wireless technologies, or open …

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instrumentation

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Julian Yeo

Aging plant infrastructure in process manufacturing

What does aging plant infrastructure mean for instrumentation users? In 2013, The Economist published a report about the impact of aging infrastructure in the process manufacturing industry. The study explored how aging infrastructure has affected process manufacturing operations globally and identified broad strategies that corporations are implementing to overcome the problems associated with this inevitable …

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