Charlottesville, VA — GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces that it‚â€™s PACSystems‚â„¢ SafetyNet had received approval from the Lloyds Register Group for marine, offshore and industrial use in Lloyd‚â€™s environmental categories ENV1, ENV2 and ENV3. With this new approval, PACSystems SafetyNet can now be used in functional safety applications, including fire & gas, emergency shutdown and burner management systems on-board ship applications.
Lloyd‚â€™s Register is one of the leading certification authorities for marine equipment. The Environmental Categories that PACSystems SafetyNet is approved for (ENV1, ENV2, and ENV3) cover controlled environments; enclosed spaces subject to temperature, humidity and vibration; and enclosed spaces subject to generated heat from other equipment.
GE Fanuc PACSystems SafetyNet is a cost-effective functional safety system that meets the safety needs of today‚â€™s Emergency Shut Down, Fire & Gas and Burner Management applications. It provides an open, user-friendly, adaptable, trustworthy and cost-effective safety platform. Benefits include:
–Increased availability: SafetyNet offers redundant controllers, power supplies and local area networks to increase availability of the SIL 2 safety function and to reduce the rate of nuisance trips.
–Safety Certified Peer-to-Peer Communication: With SafetyNet P2P, a robust and secure protocol, this application meets the needs of SIL 2 safety functions where inputs and outputs are connected to different nodes.
–HART‚Â® Capability: Smart HART field instrumentation has enabled new control and asset maintenance programs, and SafetyNet gives access to these powerful tools.
–Normally Energized and De-energized: Safety Net digital output channels are certified for both normally energized and normally de-energized applications, and can be configured channel by channel.
–Rapid Application Development: SIL 2 safety applications are developed in the SafetyNet Workbench, using Structured Tex (ST), Ladder Diagram (LD), and Function Block Diagram (FBD).
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