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18.05.2017

Largest wireless gas detection system on Norwegian continental shelf   3 Nov 2014

When the dust had settled after the Macondo accident in 2010 it was found that the trigger was a gas explosion that followed a gas leak from the well. The accident has drawn attention to gas leaks, for the sooner such leaks can be detected, the more time there is to respond. GasSecure partner Origo Solutions has covered land and sea in Norway, visiting operators and suppliers to promote GasSecure and their solution that can detect gas leaks using a wireless platform. The results of Origo Solution’s effort has now been realised with a major contract. Statoil has ordered a wireless detection system for Statfjord A platform including seventy three GasSecure GS01 wireless gas detectors. This system - the largest fully integrated wireless gas detection system on the Norwegian continental shelf - will be fully operational from June 2015. See also article in Teknisk Ukeblad (Norwegian only) here.

Statfjord A platform. Photo: H. Pettersen / Statoil
 

Largest single GS01 detector order so far   20 Oct 2014

GasSecure are celebrating with Aquip Systems, our hardworking Australian Distributors, after securing the largest single order for GasSecure GS01 wireless hydrocarbon detectors. A major international oil & gas company is buying a further 110 units of GS01 for use across multiple sites.

Knut Sandven; Founder and CEO of GasSecure commented; “This is a major breakthrough in Australia, and we thank Aquip for their efforts and look forward to a long and exciting cooperation”.
Commenting on the reasons for the purchase Jørgen Svare; GasSecure Business Development Director said; “The convenience and flexibility of wireless systems, combined with the ability to dramatically reduce capital costs, now make these projects viable against more expensive wired systems”.

If you would like to know more about the GasSecure GS01 wireless hydrocarbon gas detector please contact us through our website.


 

Rapid deployment of GS01 detection system   6 Oct 2014

An international oil & gas company recently approached our UK Distributor Protex-Systems with an urgent need for an offshore fixed gas detection system. A fire and gas survey had determined that a platform in the Southern sector of the UK North Sea had insufficient detector coverage and a fast solution was required. A wireless system with GasSecure GS01’s was clearly the answer with limited design or engineering demand, virtually no utility requirements and a very easy cable-free installation. The system was proposed, designed and supplied for installation within 4 weeks from the first call.


 

Gas detection easier with wireless gateways   10 Sep 2014

GasSecure GS01 wireless gas detector featured prominently in a presentation by ExxonMobil instrumentation control engineer Bin Xu at the 2014 Yokogawa User Conference in Houston, as reported in an online article in Control process automation magazine. ExxonMobil is investigating the use of wireless gas detection to provide better protection on their sites. In his presentation Mr Xu emphasized the cost savings, flexibility, and speed of deployment of wireless system as compared to hard-wired solutions. He also pointed out the availability of wireless gas detector systems with built in redundancy for SIL2 applications.
Read the full article here.
 

GasSecure – World of Technology & Science 2014   5 Sep 2014

GasSecure invites you to the World of Technology & Science Exhibition in Utrecht, Holland to see, touch and talk about the GS01 wireless combustible gas detector. Our partners at Anaparts will be available for application, technical and commercial discussions on the De Gidts & Feldman Group booth (11F-070). Come over and witness the Evolution of Gas Detection in the Revolution for Cost Reduction. For more show information follow this link: http://www.wots.nl.
 

GasSecure featured in the July 2014 edition of Insider Magazine   25 Aug 2014

The July edition of Insider Magazine includes a comprehensive article covering the Yokogawa European User conference at which the global agreement between Yokogawa and GasSecure on the distribution of GasSecure’s wireless based gas detectors through Yokogawa’s global sales network was announced. The article has been republished with the kind permission of Insider editors and is available here.


 

ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium 2014   18 Aug 2014

GasSecure founder and CEO Knut Sandven will be at the ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium in Houston, USA on Tuesday 7th October presenting a technical paper. The paper covers the technology deployed within the GasSecure GS01 wireless infrared hydrocarbon gas detector and describes the development of an ultra low-power optical design based on a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) with examples of the benefits of wireless devices and use in harsh industrial environments.

 

GasSecure at ONS 2014 exhibition   16 Jul 2014

GasSecure invites you to the ONS 2014 Exhibition in Stavanger, Norway to see the GS01 wireless combustible gas detector on our partner stand. Our Norwegian representative Origo Solutions will be at ONS 2014 between 25-28th Aug in Hall M / stand 1144 exhibiting equipment including the GS01. GasSecure staff will be present at the stand for application and technical discussions. More information about ONS 2014 can be found here.
 

GasSecure reaches agreement with Yokogawa on distribution of GasSecure’s wireless gas detectors   03 Jul 2014

GasSecure AS announces 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. Read our press release here.
 

GasSecure to co-present with Petronas at Yokogawa User Conference, Berlin   18 Jun 2014

GasSecure’s CEO & Founder; Knut Sandven, will be co-presenting with PETRONAS Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer; Satiesh Muniandy to the Yokogawa European Users Conference & Automation Fair which occurs 2-4th July 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

This year’s conference theme is ‘The Power of Innovation’ and the PETRONAS / GasSecure co-presentation is entitled: ‘ISA100 Wireless Integration of GasSecure F&G Devices’. The presentation will showcase the convenience and cost reduction benefits of using GasSecure’s totally wireless gas detection system and will include an informative case study from Mr. Muniandy for a PETRONAS process facility in Malaysia. Read our press release here.
 

GasSecure to present at Brownfields Conference, Perth, Australia in August 2014   02 Jun 2014

GasSecure’s Business Development Director; Jørgen Svare, will present the advantages of GasSecure GS01 wireless gas detection systems to the INTSOK oil & gas Brownfields Conference in Perth, Australia on the 14th August 2014. The presentation entitled ‘Installation & Commissioning Wireless Gas Detection on a Running Plant” will showcase the convenience and cost reduction benefits of using a wireless system.
Read our press release here.
 

GasSecure founder and CEO presents an award winning paper to ISA-AD 2014   28 May 2014

GasSecure's founder and CEO; Knut Sandven, recently presented a technical paper at the 59th Annual Symposium ISA Analytical Division in Baton Rouge, USA. The paper entitled "New Wireless Gas Detector for SIL 2 Applications using MEMS Technology" was part of the vibrant "Emerging Technology" session and was recognised against 37 other peer assessed technical presentations with a Gilmer Thomasson Fowler Konrad award based on technical merit, clarity and applicability.
Read our press release here.
 

GasSecure – Stretching boundaries   23 Apr 2014

The existing installations for the GasSecure GS01 wireless hydrocarbon detector range from arctic to tropical and cover extremely demanding onshore and offshore applications. The most recent purchase is a repeat order from a major SE Asia Oil & Gas exploration company where the GS01 will be fixed on an unmanned offshore platform at least 5km from the central control facility. For these remote applications the robust GS01 sensor and absence of any recalibration generates real client benefits.


 

GS01 wireless gas detector showcased at Hannover Messe 2014   11 Apr 2014

GasSecure's GS01 wireless gas detector was showcased at the Hannover Messe (7 - 11 April, Hannover, Germany), one of the world’s largest automation trade shows. The GS01 was displayed at the Field Communication Lounge, which was supported and promoted by the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute and other field communication protocol organisations.
The Field Communication Lounge created a single exhibit area for visitors to learn about and experience the latest in field communication and integration technologies and to discuss how these are used to deliver powerful results that may quickly improve a company’s profitability, safety, energy usage, compliance, quality and more.
GasSecure's wireless gas detectors is designed for use in SIL2 certified safety systems. It provides an excellent example for the flexibility of the ISA100 Wireless protocol through creative integration of a PROFIsafe layer over the ISA100 Wireless mesh network communication layers.


GasSecure preferred supplier for Statoil Statfjord A platform   15 Jan 2014

GasSecure has been selected as preferred supplier of a significant number of combustible gas detectors to the Statoil North Sea platform Statfjord A.

This supply will be part of an ongoing upgrade of Statoils oldest platform in order to extend its lifetime and production (see also).