Wireless Hart Gas Detector Fieldcomm Validates United Electric Controls’ Vanguard Wireless Hart Gas Detector

Editor: Ahlam Rais

United Electric Controls has recently announced that its Vanguard Wireless Hart Gas Detector is now Hart Registered. This registration ensures that all Wireless Hart users will be able to add Vanguard device drivers the next time they update their device descriptor (DD) libraries. It also assures users that they can add Vanguard systems to existing Wireless Hart networks, seamlessly and securely.

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United Electric Controls’ Vanguard Wireless Hart Gas Detector is now Hart Registered.
United Electric Controls’ Vanguard Wireless Hart Gas Detector is now Hart Registered.
(Source: United Electric Controls)

The Hart communication protocol is the largest digital communications technology deployed in process industries with more than 40 million field instruments supporting the Hart technology installed worldwide. The Fieldcomm Group owns the Hart specifications and provides specification development and training, as well as device registration.

Vanguard Wireless Hart gas leak detectors can be dropped into any Wireless Hart network using a secured network I.D. and join key. The unit automatically detects the sensor type and configures it automatically. This saves additional setup time and effort and the Hart certification gives the users one more layer of confidence that this plug-and-play interoperability will be achieved seamlessly, states United Electric Controls.

Eliminating the need for a wired infrastructure can reduce gas leak detector installation costs by as much as 50 per cent and installation time by almost 90 per cent, making it much easier and affordable to extend safety coverage, adds the firm. Further contributing to economical safety coverage expansion is Vanguard lithium metal battery technology and intelligent power management circuitry, which extend battery life well beyond five years, establishing the Vanguard detection system as the benchmark in battery-operated wireless gas detection.

The detector uses a system of field-interchangeable gas sensor modules to detect methane (CH4), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), and non-methane hydrocarbon gases, concludes the company.

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