Burst Detection System includes onboard thermistor.

Press Release Summary:

Installed on vent side of bursting disc, non-invasive, ATEX-approved Flo-Tel(TM)+ is fail-safe and only operates when disc has ruptured, eliminating false alarms. Unit includes built-in thermistor to monitor for temperature fluctuations. Available for use with all Elfab's core product lines, Flo-Tel(TM)+ is suitable for all levels of potentially explosive atmospheres in process temperatures ranging from -100 to 300°C.

Original Press Release:

Manage Burst Detection with Elfab's Improved Flo-Tel(TM) +

On board thermistor monitors for temperature fluctuations

Cincinnati, OH (November 6, 2007) - Undetected temperature changes can affect both the burst pressure of a bursting disc and other key process parameters. To better monitor this process variable, pressure-management specialist Elfab has introduced a new version of its burst detection system, the Flo-Tel(TM) +.

Flo-Tel + is an ATEX approved, non-invasive, magnetic burst-detection system, installed on the vent side of the bursting disc to minimize process downtime. Unlike traditional membrane-type detectors, Flo-Tel + is fail-safe and only operates when a disc has ruptured, thereby eliminating false alarms. The new Flo-Tel + combines all the benefits of Elfab's original burst detection system with the additional advantage of a built-in thermistor to monitor the process temperature.

Available for use with all of Elfab's core product lines, Flo-Tel(TM) + is suitable for use in all levels of potentially explosive atmospheres in process temperatures ranging from -100°C up to 300°C. Flo-Tel + will support Elfab's Radio Communication detection system, Radio-Tel, to be launched early 2008.

Since the introduction of the original Flo-Tel(TM) in 2003, thousands of the detection systems have been installed worldwide. Elfab is offering existing users of Flo-Tel the opportunity to upgrade to Flo-Tel + at a special reduced introductory price. Customers interested in upgrading to the new Flo-Tel + should contact Elfab.

For more information on Elfab products, visit the company's web site at www.elfab.com, or contact Elfab's Commercial Manager, Linda Brewer at 011 44 191 293 1220.

Elfab, a Halma group company, designs and manufactures bursting discs, explosion vents and associated detection devices. These intelligent pressure relief systems protect people, plant and equipment across the globe. Elfab also delivers unique design, testing and consulting services for pressure management.

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