Det-Tronics has been providing proven flame detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems for high-risk processes and critical industrial operations globally since 1973. The company designs, manufactures, and commissions certified SIL 2-capable flame and gas detection solutions. Det-Tronics products carry performance and safety certifications from globally-recognised third-party testing agencies and approval bodies. A global leader in fire- and gas-safety systems, Det-Tronics is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies.

Det-Tronics has sales and service offices worldwide, providing local assistance from project definition to field support in the oil, gas and petrochemical, automotive, aerospace, munitions, and chemical industries. The corporate headquarters of Det-Tronics is located in Minneapolis in the USA, where flame, gas, mitigation products, and systems are designed, manufactured, and tested for installations around the world.

Det-Tronics products and solutions include flame detectors, combustible gas detectors, toxic gas detectors, and explosion-proof smoke detectors, as well as an addressable safety controller compliant to NFPA 72, and certified for annunciation and releasing. Optical flame detectors incorporate the latest technologies in UV, IR, UV/IR, dual IR, and multi-spectrum IR to maximise detection, while minimising false alarms. Combustible and toxic gas detectors measure gases using a variety of technologies, including acoustic, infrared (point and line-of-sight), catalytic bead and electrochemical. Det-Tronics line-of-sight acoustic gas detection products are both Exida Safety Award winners.

The Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) Fire and Gas Safety Controller is an addressable-loop, fault-tolerant safety controller. Compliant to NFPA 72 per FM Approvals, the controller supports Det-Tronics flame and gas detectors, as well as third-party devices. The controller is certified for annunciation and releasing, and has the capability to communicate with process control and communication systems. The EQP is hazardous-location rated by FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx, is FM performance approved, and CE marked. The result is a fire- and gas-safety controller that can incorporate smoke detection, flame detection, and combustible and toxic gas detection, as well as other detection technologies for high-risk applications in a single safety system.

Products intended to protect hazardous industrial applications against fire and life safety hazards must be certified to ensure that they meet functional safety requirements. Det-Tronics submits and receives product performance and safety certifications from globally-recognised third-party testing agencies, as well as hundreds of local and national approvals certifying that our products and systems are compliant with rigorous performance, safety, protection, and other test criteria.

Det-Tronics maintains a sophisticated fire and gas testing facility where countless tests are performed, encompassing a full range of fuel types, fire sizes, and false-alarm sources. Our gas detectors undergo similar testing, ensuring that combustible and toxic gases are detected, and that an ideal balance is maintained between environmental protection and detection performance.

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GE Panametrics

GE Power Systems announced in 2002 that it had acquired Panametrics Inc., a global leader in high-technology ultrasonic testing equipment and process control instrumentation. The company is part of GE’s Energy Management Services business, and is known as GE Panametrics. It develops highly-specialised, harsh-environment sensors and instruments for non-destructive testing, solar radiation detection, and process measurement instrumentation.

The company’s products include process control instruments; moisture, chemical and gas sensors; multi-phase flow meters; charged particle detectors; ultrasonic transducers; and scanning systems for a wide range of applications. GE Panametrics’ proven testing and control technologies are an excellent fit with GE Power Systems’ existing measurement technologies for the power generation and oil and gas industries.

It complements GE’s portfolio of sensors and monitoring and detection offerings to better serve customers worldwide, providing a platform for its field measurement solutions business. Its growth strategy is aimed at providing leading-edge sensor technology as part of its overall energy and distributed asset management solutions for improved customer productivity.

Throughout its more than 40-year history, Panametrics has been a pioneer in the sensor technology industry, developing an extensive line of ultrasonic flowmeters, including the first clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter for gases. Panametrics’ moisture analysers have been considered the industry standard for decades. Other company breakthroughs include the first digital flaw detector, and a unique line of handheld digital data-logging thickness gages.

The company’s innovative culture has resulted in almost 100 patents. Panametrics is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts in the USA. The company was established in 1960, and has more than 1 000 employees. The combination of these technology-driven companies enhances its technical capabilities in the sensor and instrumentation industry.
GE Power Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation technology, energy services and management systems, with 2001 revenues exceeding $20 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, GE Power Systems provides equipment, services, and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power, and energy rental industries.