Pentair has received a Safe Integrated Level (SIL) 3 certification of its Westlock Controls AccuTrak Position Monitors and Quantum Control Monitors from a third party certification organisation, exida. Depending on the given application, SIL 3 certified products decrease the probability of an accident by a factor of 10, when compared to SIL 2 products.
Since passing the Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA), Pentair’s entire Accutrak and Quantum product range is now capable of use in SIL 3 applications in low demand, where systems operate less than once per year. They are engineered to offer a fail-safe system in certain environments, without compromising safety-instrumented systems (SIS).
The Global Product Manager at Pentair, Mike Lutolf, said: “Safety is our ultimate priority, so being one of the only manufacturers offering SIL 3 certified position monitors and control monitors is a truly fantastic achievement for Pentair. Typically, many products on the market are SIL 3 capable, but not officially certified. By offering products that meet exida’s stringent design and quality requirements, we are going beyond the industry norm to ensure full compliance with SIL 3 applications.
“When selecting our certified position monitors and control monitors, plant operators can be confident in the high standards of safety and quality, choosing one of the very rare manufacturers that offers an exclusive SIL 3 certification for these devices, as well as other, more traditionally certified products. Plus, users can benefit from improved service in hazardous operations since the need to wait for the chosen product certification is eliminated – as is the risk of project delays due to potential certification test failure.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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