Customers using Servomex’s OxyDetect life safety oxygen monitor can now be further assured of its reliability, after the hardware recently attained Safety Integrity Level 2 certification.

Available as a hazardous or safe area version with updated communication relay and MODBUS options, the recently-launched OxyDetect offers a highly accurate oxygen measurement without the sensor deterioration that degrades the performance of traditional electrochemical sensors used in competitor detectors.

Safety integrity level (SIL) is a measurement of performance required for a safety instrumented function. It is defined as a relative level of risk-reduction provided by a safety function, or to specify a target level of risk reduction.

Matt Halsey, Product Manager - Process Oxygen, Zirconia & Oxygen Deficiency, said of the certification, “SIL is an internationally recognised assessment of reliability. The SIL rating corresponds to the probability that a safety function will work when required to do so. SIL 2 tells us that the hardware will be in a functional state if it is required to do its job.

“SIL hardware compliance makes the OxyDetect easier to integrate into a customer’s safety system, and allows us to target key applications in the marketplace.”

SIL is determined based on a number of quantitative factors in combination with qualitative factors such as development process and safety life cycle management.

The OxyDetec utilises the market-leading performance of Servomex’s Hummingbird Paracube Paramagnetic sensor.