ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute certifies Spirax Sarco ISA100 Wireless Steam Trap Monitor
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (17 December 2015) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Spirax Sarco has released a new product that has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification.
The STAPS ISA100 Wireless Steam Trap Monitor from Spirax Sarco has been designed for easy, non-intrusive installation with accurate wireless monitoring and reporting of steam trap performance.
The STAPS ISA100 Wireless device eliminates the need for on-going manual inspection, extends monitoring into previously unreachable areas, and—through continuous monitoring and reporting—helps to reduce plant downtime. The Head Unit device is powered by a long-life lithium battery, which can be ‘hot-swapped’ while the product remains installed. By using ISA100 Wireless communication protocol, the STAPS device benefits from a robust, reliable, and secure wireless signal, purpose built for industrial settings.
The timely identification of faulty or badly selected steam traps has always been a challenge for steam system users. Incorrect diagnosis can allow faulty traps to remain troublesome, reducing plant efficiency and potentially damaging valuable products or equipment.
The STAPS ISA100 device has been designed to efficiently monitor and evaluate steam trap operation quickly, diagnosing both failed-open steam traps that leak live steam, and traps that have failed-closed, or are blocked. View the certificate here.
The ISA100 Wireless certification, achieved by Spirax Sarco on 5/27/15, provides assurance that the devices will inter-operate in any ISA100 Wireless compliant network.
Simon Sprackling, Group Research and Development Manager at Spirax Sarco, said, “We seek to leverage the robust, secure ISA100 Wireless protocol to complement our existing communication tools and provide our customers with improved access to our products’ diagnostic capabilities.”
“ISA100 Wireless communication technology is a perfect fit for steam trap monitoring,” remarked Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of ISA100 WCI. “The addition of steam trap monitoring products from a leader like Spirax Sarco enhances the ISA100 Wireless product portfolio.”
About Spirax Sarco
Spirax Sarco is the world leader in the design, manufacture and provision of steam and thermal energy management solutions. We have a direct sales presence in 55 countries through which our network of steam experts deliver solutions to a variety of industries, including food & beverage, healthcare, oil & gas, chemicals and OEM. We have a regional manufacturing strategy and manufacture at nine principal sites across four continents to ensure rapid local product availability and high product quality standards, whilst adhering to local design and certification requirements.
To find out more about our sustainable steam solutions visit SpiraxSarco.com
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.
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