Established in only 2004, Senscient is rising well. Indeed, in the last month it has won two certifications for its ELDS Open Path Gas Detectors (OPGD) in potentially explosive or hazardous environments.
The CSA and BASEEFA certificates apply to the ELDS 2000 and 1000 Series detector transmitter and receiver units. These ranges were designed to ensure improved levels of plant safety and risk reduction in offshore platforms, FPSOs, onshore petrochemical facilities and refineries, as well as in other industries with toxic or flammable gas hazards.
The former – Certificate of Compliance from independent product testing and certification organisation CSA International – verifies the Senscient line of ELDS OPGD for use in hazardous locations in the US and Canada. Not only does the certificate exemplify compliance to CSA standards, but it also demonstrates adherence of UL standards for hazardous locations / zones and product safety. Meanwhile, the BASEEFA 10ATEX0066X certificate covers the range in ‘potentially explosive atmospheres’ in Europe.
The CSA North America and BASEEFA ATEX certification are the latest in a string of independent third party certifications covering product safety, use, application and manufacturing. In addition, the Senscient factory in Poole, UK benefits from audit approval by FM Global for its quality and manufacturing practices.
In the past the company’s gas detectors have won both FM Global and FM ATEX International Performance accreditation. These accolades confirm that ELDS open path gas detectors are capable of detecting hazardous gases over specified line of sight coverage to LEL metre standards, and triggering isolated multi-channel analogue output signals to a remote Safety PLC.