GasSecure has reached an agreement with Yokogawa on the distribution of GasSecure’s wireless gas detectors through Yokogawa’s global sales network.

GasSecure has announced the signing of an agreement with Yokogawa Electric Corporation on the distribution of GasSecure’s ISA100 Wireless based gas detectors through Yokogawa’s global sales network.

With this agreement, Yokogawa gains access to GasSecure’s wireless gas detectors and thereby strengthens its lineup of plant field wireless solutions and enhances its support of health, safety, security, and environment (HSSE) management applications. This agreement will also allow GasSecure to gain access to Yokogawa’s global sales and service network and thereby boost the sales of its wireless gas detectors.

With a field wireless system, the field devices at a plant are able to communicate wirelessly with host systems that perform functions such as monitoring and control. Wireless communications offer many advantages, including the ability to install field devices in difficult-to-wire locations and reduced cabling costs.

GasSecure specialises in the development, manufacture, and sale of low power, high reliability wireless gas detectors that are used to monitor for hydrocarbon leaks at offshore platforms, tank farms, industrial plants, and the like. GasSecure’s clients include major oil companies and the products are in wide use around the globe. Yokogawa has been developing a wide variety of ISA100 Wireless compliant technologies and devices such as wireless adapters that allow conventional wired devices to access wireless networks.

The growing need to improve plant safety by installing more gas detectors and replacing out of date detection systems is driving the demand for wireless gas detectors, which have the added advantage of eliminating the need for wiring and thus are easier to install and cost less. Under this agreement, GasSecure will be able to utilize Yokogawa’s global sales and service network to expand its wireless gas detector business. At the same time, Yokogawa will be better able to satisfy its customers’ needs by incorporating GasSecure’s ISA100 Wireless gas detectors in its field wireless system solutions.

Also, under the terms of a separate sales agreement that was reached in February of this year, GasSecure will sell Yokogawa’s field wireless system devices together with its own gas detection systems.