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Posted on April 8, 2021 by Chris Frail

Connectivity’s hold on AI

The data bottleneck may be starving AI 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 too …

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Posted on March 29, 2021 by Mark McCabe

Savings upgrade from Mechanical to Electronic Switches

Many times, when specifying replacement switches I&E technicians may feel most comfortable replacing “like-with-like”, and stick with mechanical switches. Users may be acclimated toward electromechanical switch maintenance and may not be fully  aware of the hidden maintenance costs vs. those associated with an electronic switch serving the same function. Electromechanical switches are built from an …

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Posted on March 12, 2021 by Ken Kirkwood

Tried and true technology solves new problems

Back in 1681, Denis Pepin designed the first pressure relief valve to keep his experimental steam chamber from exploding. His idea was simple – to use the process’ own power as the safety operator, rather than an external system. Fast forward to 1931 when the modern rupture disc was invented using the tensile strength of …

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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 February 11, 2021 by Joseph Mancini

Advantages of a Three-in-One Field Safety Transmitter

A typical Safety Instrumented System (SIS) consists of a Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified sensor, logic solver, and final element. These SIS systems can be complex, including multiple components such as a pressure or temperature transmitter, safety relay, programmable logic controller (PLC).  Also, it can include a trip amplifier; and requires intensive wiring and programming. See …

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Posted on January 21, 2021 by David Bonyuet

A Field Safety Transmitter on a budget

The ONE Series Field Safety Transmitter is a complete safety instrumented system (SIS) all together in a single package. The ONE Series Field Safety Transmitter complies with the IEC 61511, the technical standard that ensures the safety of industrial processes using instrumentation.  The One Series Field Safety Transmitter is Exida certified.  It has a Safe …

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Posted on January 7, 2021 by David Bonyuet

What about power for the ONE Series?

The ONE Series was designed to work with the leakage current from process controllers, and therefore it is a specialized switch like no other: it brings the benefits of electronic switches and smart sensors, with no extra penalty on additional power wiring. The final user can just replace their mechanical switch by the ONE series …

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Posted on December 17, 2020 by Mark McCabe

10 reasons to choose One Series over a mechanical switch

The One Series is our smart electronic switch with a variety of different models including low capacity and high capacity switch outputs, transmitter options, and a variety of other useful features. More information can be found in our technical brochure for the One Series models. In order to summarize some of the benefits of using …

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Posted on December 3, 2020 by Chris Frail

Tradeoffs of different antenna types

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 November 12, 2020 by David Bonyuet

One Series: Smart switch upgrade or SIL rated transmitter?

To get ‘blue’ or to get ‘yellow’, that is the question… in the field. No matter whether you are in an oil rig or in a manufacturing line, the need to keep the plant up and running is paramount. Many industrial plants use our standard ‘blue’ product line, the One Series Smart Electronic Switch This …

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