A Cost Effective Functional Safety System
GE Intelligent Platforms, through its acquisition of MTL Open System Technologies, has established itself as a leading supplier of process I/O and safety products.
One of the key technologies that GE now offers is PAC8000 SafetyNet – a cost effective functional safety system that meets the safety needs of today’s Emergency Shut Down, Fire & Gas and Burner Management applications.
Certified as suitable for use in SIL 2 safety functions by TÜV Rheinland, PAC8000 SafetyNet incorporates the latest design techniques to achieve compliance with IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. PAC8000 SafetyNet is rugged, reliable and open, and has been used worldwide in many different process applications, including power generation, gas plants, chemical and petrochemical industries, pipelines and in all sectors of the oil and gas industries.
SafetyNet can handle the harshest environments and has received Lloyd’s Register approval for marine, offshore and industrial use in Lloyd’s environmental categories ENV1, ENV2 and ENV3. With this environmental capability, SafetyNet can be remote mounted in the world’s toughest environments – for Alaskan pipelines, Saharan well heads and deep sea FPSOs.
SafetyNet’s rugged open control platform incorporates Modbus TCP with built-in Fault Tolerant Ethernet (FTE) for redundant communications, providing simple but secure connections to a wide range of standard software and hardware packages. This offers users flexible migration paths that connect to yesterday’s legacy control systems, interface with the most up-to-date instruments and software, and look forward to the products that aren’t even developed yet.
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