Flame detector gains SIL 2 certification

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 06:04 PM gHale

The Det-Tronics X3301 IR Flame Detector per IEC61508 was certified Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 capable, single use (Hardware Fault Tolerance=0), according to certification provider, exida.

The product design and development processes were also suitable for applications up to and including SIL 2.

“The assessment verified that Det-Tronics’ product development processes and product hardware design meet the high quality standards and safety integrity requirements of the IEC 61508 safety standard,” said Michael Medoff, senior safety engineer at exida. “A Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) was done as part of the hardware assessment. This analysis was validated by the field failure study. The combination shows an accurate picture of the random failure rates and demonstrates compliance with SIL 2.”

“Achieving certification to 61508 helps reinforce the IR Flame detector’s fit for applications in which risk to personnel is high and where fire might result in a large loss of equipment,” said Jon Miller, quality and approvals manager at Det-Tronics.

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