Skip to main content

Entry Level Leak Alert For Tank Farms

Tyco Thermal Controls, a part of Tyco International and a global leak detection solutions leader has received Factory Mutual Class I, Division1 / Zone 0 /Ex ia approval for its TT-Flasher visual alarm and now includes it as a low-cost entry level system for tank farms in its portfolio of TraceTek fuel leak detection systems for hazardous areas. This flashing fuel spill alert meets the need of operators who conduct regular on-site inspections at their facilities and for whom a visual alert is considered sufficient to gain quick attention.

Following a number of highly publicised incidents of fuel spills and leaks at tank farms, operators have been under pressure from regulatory bodies to install effective and safe measures to identify fuel escapes before they can endanger safety or the environment. TT-Flasher can be linked to TraceTek leak detection cable and fast acting fuel sensor probes to provide first level alarm compliance or as a temporary alerting solution while enhanced systems for leak detection, location, monitoring and alarms are being specified for permanent installation.

Quick and inexpensive to install, the intrinsically safe, battery operated TT-Flasher activates when a leak is detected and emits a low energy warning signal designed to attract attention during walk/or drive-thru inspections. It draws less current than the self-discharge rate of the batteries, which have a two year life span. When the Flasher alert is triggered by a leak or a low battery alarm it will continue to flash for at least 30 days unless turned off.

For over 20 years, TraceTek systems have been at the forefront of  leak detection technology, and the ‘no-frills’ TT-Flasher joins the hazardous area system portfolio very much at the entry level. More advanced TraceTek systems encompass some of the petrochemical industry’s most advanced and effective fuel leak detecting, locating, monitoring and alerting systems. These range from stand alone systems through to fully integrated, automatic remote monitoring and warning installations and TraceTek systems are widely employed at bulk fuel storage and transfer facilities around the world, including military bases, petrochemical plants, civil airports etc.


Popular posts from this blog

Banner Engineering DF-G3 Discrete Fiber Amplifier Features World-Class Long Range Sensing Capability

Banner Engineering introduces its DF-G3 discrete long-range fiber amplifier with dual digital displays for use with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies. Featuring increased sensing power, the DF-G3 can sense more than 3 meters (10 ft.) with opposed mode fibers or more than 1 meter (3 ft.) with diffuse mode fibers. The extra power provides increased detection reliability for dark targets at long range and enhanced detection sensitivity when using specialty fiber assemblies for large area and small part detection applications.

The DF-G3 is available with a single discrete output or two dual discrete outputs. The dual discrete outputs can be independently taught to trigger at different intensity values, which is ideal for correct part-in-place or error-proofing, bottle down, and edge guiding applications.

“We developed the DF-G3 fiber amplifier to meet our customers’ need to precisely detect smaller targets at longer ranges” said Dennis Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Banner Engin…

IDEC Releases New Line of High Efficiency Power Supplies

IDEC Corporation announces the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, offering their customers high-efficiency in a compact form factor at competitive prices. These power supplies suit a wide range of needs in the industrial marketplace, and carry all of the required certifications necessary for use in these demanding applications. This next generation of the industry standard PS5R power supply family has updated features and specifications to meet current and future needs.

The PS5R-V line of power supplies includes 10W, 15W, 30W, 60W and 120W versions, with additional versions coming soon. These power supplies have a very compact form factor with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25% from previous generations. The reduced form factors combine with DIN-rail mounting to free up valuable control panel space and reduce installation costs.

Operating temperature ranges up to -25 to +75 degrees C offer more versatility. These extended operating temperature ranges often allow these power…


TURCK is now offering the option to completely shield M8 picofast ® cordsets by connecting a braided shield directly to the coupling nut. This provides a cost-effective and reliable connection with 100 percent cable and connector shielding, which protects against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.

The 3 and 4-pin cordsets are available with flexlife ® PVC or PUR jacketed cable. All connectors deliver IEC IP 67 protection.

The M8 picofast line, like most TURCK cordsets, provides male or female, straight and right angle connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. Fully encapsulated mating receptacles are also offered, completing the system.