Yokogawa Electric Corporation and GasSecure, a Dräger owned company, delivered the world’s first SIL2 certified wireless gas detection system for use at an LNG production facility in Northern Europe.
In 2014, GasSecure and Yokogawa concluded an agreement under which the two companies jointly developed a wireless gas detection system, the company said in a statement.
This system uses GasSecure’s GS01 wireless gas detectors to measure hydrocarbon gas concentrations. Using the ISA100 Wireless communications protocol, the GS01 establishes a link with a Yokogawa YFGW510 access point and sends data to a host system via a Yokogawa YFGW410 field wireless management station. Although the GS01 uses a low-power infrared sensor and is very energy efficient, it has a very fast response time. This capability of the GS01 and the utilization of dual redundant communications by Yokogawa’s field wireless products make them essential components for the construction of a fast and highly reliable monitoring solution.
With the delivery, the two companies will start marketing the wireless solution on the market.