Amersfoort, The Netherlands 15th October 2018
An OpreX™ Field Instruments facility monitoring and fire detection solution that is housed in an easy-to-install enclosure
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the DTSX™1 fiber optic heat detector, an OpreX™ Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution and will release it on September 21. Housed in an enclosure and suitable for use with Yokogawa-specified fiber optic cables, the DTSX1 is a cost-effective all-in-one facility monitoring and fire detection solution that is easy to install. It is expected that this solution will aid in the timely identification of maintenance issues and thereby improve plant uptime and reduce maintenance costs.
DTSX1 fiber optic heat detector
Due to aging facilities, labor shortage-related safety management issues, and various other problems, the risk of fire is always a concern at industrial facilities, and there is thus a rising need for heat detection solutions. With their ability to measure the temperature distribution and pinpoint anomalies along the entire length of a fiber optic cable, fiber optic heat detectors are a promising solution to such concerns, and devices of this type are increasingly used for monitoring temperature at a broad range of facilities.
In 2011 and 2014, respectively, Yokogawa released the DTSX200 and DTSX3000 fiber optic temperature sensors for use in applications such as the detection of abnormal heat build-up in coal and wood chip conveyors, the measurement of temperature changes in unconventional oil and gas wells, and the detection of the leakage of high- and low-temperature liquids and gasses from pipelines and tanks. In response to the growing demand for facility maintenance solutions that can prevent incidents caused by heat-related failures at industrial facilities, as well as the need to comply with fire detection standards*1, Yokogawa has developed the DTSX1. This easy-to-deploy detector is specifically designed for use in heat sensing and fire detection.
*1 An application to certify the DTSX1 for compliance with the EU's EN54-22 fire detection standard is pending.
The iron & steel, power, chemical, non-ferrous metal, pulp & paper, and oil & gas industries
Maintenance is becoming an increasingly pressing issue as facilities age and skilled personnel retire. Leveraging the ability of the DTSX1 to integrate smoothly with its integrated production control systems, safety instrumented systems, and data acquisition and control systems, Yokogawa will offer solutions that mitigate the risk of fire and help customers operate their facilities safely.
OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa's industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX name stands for excellence in the technologies and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa's IA products, services, and solutions. This brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation, OpreX Control, OpreX Measurement, OpreX Execution, and OpreX Lifecycle. The DTSX1 fiber optic heat detector is an OpreX Field Instruments family solution in the OpreX Measurement category of field instruments and systems that enable highly precise measurement, data acquisition, and analysis.
With this brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that address specific needs and support its customers in their efforts to transform and grow their businesses.
Optical fiber sensing technology accurately measures temperature along long distances.