Plant Safety Fixed Gas and Flame Detectors Offer Remote Monitoring

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MSA Safety’s fixed gas and flame detection monitoring solution – Field Server FGFD Protoair Gateway enables process and plant engineers to supervise their systems around the clock.

MSA Safety’s Field Server FGFD Protoair Gateway provides cloud connectivity and instant deployment of multiple field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.
MSA Safety’s Field Server FGFD Protoair Gateway provides cloud connectivity and instant deployment of multiple field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.
(Source: MSA Safety )

Engineers seeking a cloud-ready fixed gas and flame detection monitoring solution will find that the Field Server FGFD Protoair Gateway from MSA Safety provides them with an intelligent, dependable, flexible, advanced technology answer to process and plant safety, states the company.

Many hazardous industry plants are today operating non-stop to keep up with demand due to supply chain and geopolitical instability. The Gateway gives process and plant engineers the flexibility to stay connected 24/7 to their fixed gas and flame monitoring systems while away and/or to keep an eye on unstaffed sites or facilities, adds the firm.

The company’s advanced Gateway is a wireless external, high-performance, low-cost industrial plant control and building automation IIOT gateway. It provides cloud connectivity and instant deployment of multiple field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols, mentions the firm.

Every Gateway is factory pre-configured before delivery with MSA Safety’s most popular fixed gas and flame detection products, which enables seamless Cloud communications to one or many of its MSA FGFD detectors and systems that monitor: toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, combustible gases, and open flames, opines the company.

The Fieldserver FGFD Protoair Gateway pre-programmed fixed gas and flame detectors that are available include: Ultima X5000, Ultima X, Chillgard 5000, Chillgard VRF, Trigard, Zgard, Senscient ELDS, S5000, IR5500/OPIR-5, FL500 UV-IR, FL500 UV-IR H2, FL4000H MSIR, MC600, Suprematouch and Modcon 75 Touch.

Not only can the Gateway be used with the firm’s field devices, but it can also be expanded to include other process safety equipment that have 4-20 mA, Modbus or Bacnet connectivity. For example, should a fire event be detected by the FL500 Fieldserver FGFD Protoair Gateway Flame Detector, the system could be expanded to include notification and automatic Halon gas or sprinkler extinguishing systems. Similarly, should a gas leak event be detected by the Ultima X5000, the control system could notify a valve to shut off the line or take action to bypass it.

Integrated MSA Grid Cloud support enhances the Protoair’s value by enabling remote monitoring, control, cloud-based alarm notifications (SMS or E-Mail) for trouble or alarm conditions and data visualization through MSA Grid dashboards. Users can view data, configure dashboards, download historical data, and provide remote monitor/control for connected devices without being on site.

The Protoair FPA-C4X uses LTE to securely connect devices to AT&T, Verizon or Vodafone networks. This cellular connection allows IOT applications to move machine data into the cloud for maintenance, management and troubleshooting of remote equipment. An embedded OpenVPN Server enables secure remote access and programming of the OEMs Ethernet devices in the field.

When housed in a Nema 4 enclosure, the FGFD Protoair is suitable for hazardous applications and comes with a built-in cellular antenna and all the relevant safety precautions. The MSA Grid Fieldserver Manager provides the best, most cost-effective, and easiest method to deploy solutions to meet today’s demands for cloud-based connectivity, shares the company.

Fieldsafe is a security feature set added to every Fieldserver gateway. The Fieldsafe feature set ensures device security in a world where cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and threats are becoming more sophisticated by securing the local hardware and the MSA Grid application with some of the latest technologies that are currently available in the IOT marketplace.

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