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BiTherm SWWRF40 Wireless Steam Trap monitor obtains ISA100 Wireless certification

1/11/2016

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 January 2016) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that BiTherm SL’s SWWRF40 wireless steam trap monitor has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification.

The SmartWatchWebTM Radio Frequency (SWWRF40) Steam Trap Monitor is the wireless interface designed by BiTherm to provide an ISA100 Wireless compliant solution for the monitoring of gas and steam leaks, temperature, pressure and other relevant information related to valves and the steam system.  

The SWWRF40 wirelessly transmits temperature, pressure and ultrasound data, which is analyzed to determine the status of steam valves. The SWWRF40 enables fast response to undesirable events such as steam leaks. Paired with Bitherm’s Intensive Maintenance systems, the SWWRF40 significantly improves plant efficiency and reduces emissions of CO2 and other harmful gases.

Using ISA100 Wireless networks assures robust, secure and reliable transmission of critical asset condition information. ISA100 Wireless was purpose-built for industrial applications and includes support for high scalability, making it the perfect technology for replacing wired versions of the SWW monitoring system when scattered or isolated devices need to be monitored.

The ISA100 Wireless certification provides assurance that the SWWRF40 products interoperate in any ISA100 Wireless compliant network. View the ISA100 Wireless certification here.

“Adapting our products to ISA100 Wireless demonstrated to our customers that using a robust wireless infrastructure can only bring benefits to them,” said Roberto Paramo, who heads the Research and Development Department at BiThem SL. “Using ISA100 Wireless will also help us compete in this market, giving our products an extra boost and positioning them among the best available.”

“We are pleased to include SWWRF40 in the portfolio of certified ISA100 Wireless products and congratulate Bitherm for its release of another elegant steam and condensate network product,” remarked Andre Ristaino, ISA100 WCI Managing Director.

About BiTherm SL
BiTherm SL is a company with a light and flexible structure that provides for quick decision making and fast response time. BiTherm SL operates in all steps of the production process, including design, prototyping, testing, mass production, marketing, warranty service, maintenance, and support—ensuring its ability to adapt to all customer needs.
The company maintains a strong and continuous commitment to innovation and R&D, resulting in numerous international breakthrough patents. BiTherm is regarded as a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge steam traps and steam monitoring systems.

The company has been awarded three Gold Medals at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland (in 2004, 2005 and 2012) and at other international award programs—reflecting its commitment to innovation and professional service.

About ISA100 Wireless™
ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking and communications standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking and object architecture, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless.  End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant™ devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.

Built from the ground up and driven by user requirements, the ISA100 Wireless standard received formal ANSI approval in January 2012 and approval as IEC 62734 in September 2014.  ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation.  ISA100 Wireless meets requirements of ETSI EN 300 328 v1.8.1 for coexistence with nearby 2.4 GHz radio devices.

About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.

More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

The ISA100 Wireless and ISA100 Wireless Compliant are trademarks of ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.  All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.

Press Contacts:

Michael Brazda
Marketing Director
919-990-9227
mbrazda@isa.org

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director
919-990-9222
aristaino@isa.org