Topsides 2014: ESP Safety displays new gas detection tool

ESP Safety Inc. is displaying its Vector field control unit for gas detection during the Topsides, Platforms and Hulls Conference & Exhibition being held at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Feb 6th, 2014

Offshore staff

GALVESTON, Texas – ESP Safety Inc. is displaying its Vector field control unit for gas detection during the Topsides, Platforms and Hulls Conference & Exhibition being held at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

The company says the device operates as an integrated control terminal and display for its gas detector series. The unit can function as a stand-alone display for a wide range of ESP’s detectors, which can be located up to 500 ft (152 m) away. In addition, a sensor head can be connected directly to the display housing to create a unified detector/display unit.

Some main features of the Vector field control unit include:

  • Multiple options for data communication including digital RS-485 MODBUS RTU, analog 4-20mA w/ HART and direct relays
  • A 96-character OLED screen displays a range of data including operational modes, gas concentrations, faults, and alarm levels
  • On-site detector calibration and data transfer through MODBUS RTU or HART
  • Non-intrusive calibration and configuration with HART field communicator or magnetic wand
  • Operating temperature range of -550°C to 850°C
  • Event log is stored in on-board memory and is accessible through USB port
  • Configurable to control and monitor up to two detectors
  • 316SS construction, explosion-proof housing.
  • SIL certification by independent third party agency (pending).

ESP Safety says the field control unit can be used on offshore platforms as well as on shipping tankers, freighters, and other vessels.

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