Net Safety Monitoring designs every product with the lowest power consumption and the widest voltage range possible in order to offer two distinct advantages over other products in the market: huge cost-of-ownership savings for our customers and greatly enhanced system stability.
With regard to system stability and performance, our Millennium II Series Gas Detectors and our Phoenix Triple IR Flame Detector both have the widest voltage ranges available in the market, featuring 10-32Vdc on 12Vdc and 24Vdc systems. This means that tying our products into any existing power network is never an issue.
Immunity to voltage drops
More importantly, in the event of a common voltage drop, our detectors continue functioning normally and are not forced into a start-up sequence from the temporary lack of power. For some sensors this can mean up to 15 minutes, during which no detection would be taking place otherwise. In many installations these regular voltage drops will initiate safety system faults which lead to costly plant shutdowns. With Net Safety products these common issues are virtually eliminated.
In terms of installation, whether in the design phase of a project or as part of an expansion of existing installations, the low power consumption levels of Net Safety's flame and gas detectors can greatly improve your bottom line and minimise regulatory requirements.
Installation costs are immediately realised through lighter gauge cabling. Net Safety instruments require only 18AWG for both gas and flame installations, which means lower material and labour costs. Some of our competitors require a minimum gauge as high as 14AWG.
Lower UPS system costs
UPS systems are required to provide reliable back-up power to process control systems, instrumentation, motor starting and data processing critical to protecting personnel and limiting costly downtime. In some areas of the world, system certifications like NFPA 72 and ULC have specific requirements for UPS systems in the event of an outage in order to provide continuous hazard protection during mitigation. The scope of these systems can vary greatly; maintaining power to safety systems is a priority and they are generally on their own separate system.
UPS systems can run into tens of thousands of dollars. By significantly lowering power load requirements, Net Safety instruments greatly reduce the cost associated with these systems and increase the amount of mitigation time provided by the back-up power supplies. With Net Safety products you can design a smaller UPS system with a complete and reliable detection network.
Advantages for remote locations
Moving on to remote locations, these sites will typically have one of three types of remote power generation: solar, thermo electric generators, or turbine/diesel engines. Each requires careful analysis of power requirements in order to maintain power to critical systems and prevent overloading the system.
Engines and turbines are found at remote sites requiring larger power consumption levels. Total power draw is not as big a factor here but savings from the cost of generating the power for safety instruments, and of course the wide voltage range provided by Net Safety's products, offers a huge advantage in these applications where power is more susceptible to fluctuation.
To learn more about the advantages of low power flame and gas detection visit: www.net-safety.com/lowpower
About Net Safety Monitoring
Net Safety Monitoring Inc. is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of fixed toxic and combustible gas detectors, flame detectors, safety systems, and ancillary safety and security products. Net Safety has built a reputation for developing products that are engineered for continuous performance, even in the most extreme environments. At our state-of-the-art R&D lab and manufacturing facility we enforce strict quality standards and intelligent engineering to ensure that all our products meet the demands of the toughest industrial environments and applications - all certified to the strictest global standards for safety and performance. With representation throughout the world as well as global sales offices located in Calgary, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Singapore, Net Safety Monitoring is committed to delivering unparalleled service and support for all of the products we produce. For more information about Net Safety Monitoring and its products, please visit www.net-safety.com.