K-TEK announced a unique blend of technologies that reduce risk and increase the safety ratings of level measurement systems. The company now provides a complete safety level package that combines redundant systems, independent technologies, and a SIL2 certified device. The end result is safer and more reliable products and processes for chemical plants, oil and gas refineries, and power plants.
"Increasing safety and reducing risk are top priorities for most plants," stated Kevin Hambrice, Director of Marketing & Customer Service at K-TEK. "Large processing plants carry a certain degree of inherent risk. The goal is to reduce that risk to an acceptable level. Independent and redundant systems, combined with SIL2 certification, eliminate single mode failure and increase the safety integrity rating of the entire level system."
K-TEK's enhanced safety level measurement offerings include the AT200 high accuracy transmitters, the only magnetostrictive level transmitters in the industry that are certified for operation in SIL2 environments. They help reduce risk at the process measurement level when implementing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in process plant environments. K-TEK's point level switches, such as the TX Thermal Dispersion and Resonator Vibrating Forks, offer an independent and redundant form of level detection. All of these can easily be integrated with the company's KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge with simple 34" extruded outlets. The MagWave Dual Chamber Level Measurement System is designed around a unique, dual chamber enclosure that includes a magnetic level gauge for level indication based on the specific gravity of the process, and a guided wave radar transmitter for measurements based on dielectric constant.
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