Yokogawa signs cooperation agreement with fire detection specialist FireSense

Amersfoort, the Netherlands - June 30, 2021

Yokogawa announces that it has signed a partnership agreement with FireSense, a Dutch company which is part of RONAX and specialises in fire detection. The two companies will cooperate by marketing Yokogawa's fibre-optic heat detector DTSX1. This is a fire safety solution for fire prevention and fire detection of civil constructions such as buildings, tunnels and parking garages.

The Yokogawa and FireSense team: Erik Visser, Oscar Custers, Harrie Bruinenberg, Marc Niele, Peter Roodenburg, Bart-Jan Homan, Hans Meulman en Ron van Eck.

Detection methods have been developed for situations that require a special approach. For example, a data centre, freezing unit or parking garage where air currents, toxic gases, moisture and contamination are a problem. Typical situations where a smoke detector or regular fire alarm system does not work or works insufficiently. FireSense offers a range of these specific detection solutions. And the DTSX1 is a nice addition to it. It analyses temperature data with high accuracy by measuring with a fibre optic sensor cable and performs high temperature heat detection.

Ron van Eck and on the right Marc Niele (Director RONAX)

FireSense Netherlands' Business Manager Ron van Eck commented: "This new partnership expands our range of special high-sensitivity detection methods with a product developed for harsh industrial environments where dust, corrosion, heat, smoke, vibrations and exhaust gases occur. This broadens our range of detection methods for situations that also require a special approach."

Peter Roodenburg, Managing Director of Yokogawa Europe Solutions, added: "By utilizing our ability to measure and connect, we fulfil our responsibilities for the future of our planet. The specific services and products, such as the heat detector DTSX1, are a good example of this. FireSense specialises in fire detection and is expanding its market through this collaboration. We have high expectations that our companies can contribute to society by, for example, detecting fires in tunnels even earlier and better. To achieve this, we will integrate our expertise and connections for this."

Marc Niele and on the right Peter Roodenburg

About Yokogawa

Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 114 companies spanning 62 countries, generating US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019.

About Yokogawa Europe B.V.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa was founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982. Operating throughout Europe, Yokogawa has extended this dedicated network to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support the process control and automation market place. Yokogawa Europe develops and produces flowmeters at Rota Yokogawa in Germany and liquid analyzers and industrial safety systems in the Netherlands. In addition to this dedicated network of Yokogawa subsidiaries, a select number of Channel Partners is established in certain areas to support specific customer needs of this continuously developing market.
For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com/eu/support/channel-partner-program/

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