Processing Magazine

Intelligent toxic gas detector receives SIL 2 suitable rating

October 22, 2007

Providing advanced protection against a wide range of hazardous industrial gases and oxygen deficiency, the TS4000 Intelligent Toxic Gas Detector from General Monitors is now rated SIL 2 suitable. The TS4000 Toxic Gas Detector has been third-party certified for SIL 2 applications and is approved by CSA, ATEX, CE Marking and GOST. Its sophisticated design offers many advanced features, including long distance remote mounting up to 2,000 feet, dual redundant MODBUS communications, 8 Amp relays, three-digit display, 4-20 mA output, and an indication of remaining sensor life. All electronics are contained within an explosion-proof housing so that sensor information can be processed at the sensor site. The detector provides complete status and control capability in the control room. Additionally, the interface module’s galvanically-isolated, intrinsically-safe design supports sensor field replacement without special tools or hot work permits. Easy to install, the TS4000 features one-person calibration and can virtually self-calibrate by activating a magnetic switch and applying gas.