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18.05.2017

GasSecure featured in Gases & Instrumentation magazine 23 May 2013

The latest issue of Gases & Instrumentation features an extensive article on GasSecure and the GS01. The article describes network topologies and SafeWireless signal transmission.

The article can be downloaded here.

 

GasSecure covers front page of Automatisering 22 Mar 2013

The latest issue of Automatisering features an extensive article on GasSecure and the GS01 (in Norwegian). The article describes the offshore installation at the Statoil operated Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea.

Comments from Statoil are:

The article can be downloaded here.

 

Successful offshore installation at Gullfaks C 25 Jan 2013

GasSecure has completed installation of the world’s first true wireless infrared gas detector, the GS01,  on the Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea. 20 detectors were installed on the Statoil operated platform by a team from Statoil, ABB and GasSecure. The time for installation, integration and commissioning of the system was a fraction of what has been the norm for wired systems and shows one of the many advantages of implementing wireless detection.

The offshore tests on Gullfaks C prove that the GS01 gas detector from GasSecure has comparable performance to existing wired solutions on key areas such as response time and accuracy. The detectors are battery operated with an estimated battery lifetime of two years. They have been set up in a mesh network and communicate wirelessly using the ISA100.11a protocol with a PROFIsafe layer to achieve communication according to the required safety standards (SIL 2). 

Radio coverage was documented to be even better than anticipated and well inside acceptance criteria. A large part of the platform was covered by direct communication to one gateway.

The aim of the installation is to field prove the GasSecure detector and wireless technology and compare it with existing wired solutions. This is done through side by side testing with wired detectors and installation in problem areas with harsh weather and where the operator has experienced special challenges.

Statoils experience with this installation is summarized in a case study that may downloaded here.

GasSecure would like to thank Statoil and ABB for assisting us in reaching this important milestone. 

Wireless gas detection from GasSecure offers some big advantages compared to wired solutions:

If you would like to know more or discuss the possibilities of going wireless, please contact us at post@gassecure.com

 

Wireless gas detection system deliveries 19 Dec 2012

Last week GasSecure shipped 3 wireless gas detection systems to 3 different major oil and gas operators for both onshore and offshore North Sea installations. There has been significant interest since we launched the GS01 this summer. Last week marks a successful year and we are optimistic for what next year will bring.

 

GasSecure joins The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute 30 Nov 2012

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization providing users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance for the ISA100 family of universal industrial wireless standards. The ISA100 WCI provides real world feedback from deployment of ISA100 devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees in order to foster rapid refinement and development of open industry standards for wireless applications. Institute members include end users, technology suppliers, research and development professionals, academia, and other industry consortia and standards bodies.
Early members include Apprion, BP, Chevron, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications,ExxonMobil, Fuji Electric, Gastronics, GE, Honeywell, Nivis, Procter & Gamble, R3 Sensors, Shell, Shengyang Institute of Automation, Yamatake and Yokogawa.

More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org

 

GasSecure joins Honeywell’s PKS Advantage Program 23 Jul 2012

 

GasSecure has joined the Honeywell’s PKS Advantage™ Program. GasSecure’s participation expands the program’s options with wireless gas detection for petrochemical, refining, LNG and other process industries.

The companies will work together to integrate the GS01 wireless gas detector for hydrocarbon leakage monitoring to Honeywell’s OneWireless Solutions.

The relationship created by the PKS Advantage™ program provides benefits to customers of both GasSecure and Honeywell. Automation products and systems should allow for seamless interoperability. Customers can now add gas detection to their OneWireless systems and get local support from Honeywell’s strong project operations group.

"GasSecure is committed to working with Honeywell to help deliver superior gas detection systems. We wish to offer better integration of GasSecure products to all automation and wireless systems. Honeywell is one of the biggest system integrators in the world in the automation space, so this is an important step in that direction. Through the Honeywell PKS Advantage Program, we can soon provide our end users with tested connectivity to the Honeywell OneWirelss Solutions”, explains Knut Sandven, CEO, GasSecure

PKS Advantage™ is a Honeywell-sponsored, collaborative program that engages other best-in-class suppliers of automation solutions. The PKS Advantage™ program is a collaborative effort allowing members to integrate their products with Honeywell's Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) and OneWireless, this program gives users greater flexibility in choosing complete solutions for their businesses. PKS Advantage Program participants closely collaborate to integrate and apply data and information throughout Experion PKS. The results include improved asset availability and effectiveness; optimized process throughput and work processes; and lower costs of ownership, operations and maintenance.


GasSecure nominated for the ONS 2012 innovation award 4 Jul 2012

GasSecure is nominated for the prestigeous ONS innovation award. The winner will be announced at a special innovation lunch to be held in Hall A at the Stavanger Forum showground from 12.00 –14.00 on Wednesday 29 August.

Together with some of the most innovative companies in the energy sector, we have been invited to ONS where we will showcase our wireless gas detection system with a live demo in the innovation stand area.

ONS is one of the world’s leading meeting places for the global energy industry. It takes place in Stavanger the last week of August every other year. In 2010 ONS had over 49 000 visitors which makes it the worlds second larges exhibition and confernece for the energy sector. The theme for ONS 2012 is "Confronting energy paradoxes".


Onshore installation demo day 8 Jun 2012

Statoil and GasSecure recently held a demonstration day at Statoil’s Kårstø gas processing plant (K-lab). The GS01 performance was successfully tested live with simulated gas leakages, water jet and battery replacement. Gas detector signals were observed in the control room at ABB's 800xA system.

Picture shows the GS01 installed at Kårstø. From left: Richard Markeson (Gassco), Morten Østevik (Gassco), Jens-Erik Tømte (Statoil), Geir Gjerdevik (Statoil), Arne Furre (ConocoPhillips), Kjetil Rabba (Aibel), Stein Larsen (Statoil), Trygve Harvei (ABB), Frode Brakstad (Statoil) and Knut Sandven (GasSecure)

 

GasSecure won the Technoport 2012 award for Applied Technology 23 Apr 2012

GasSecure, together with researchers from SINTEF, won the Technoport 2012 award for Applied Technology

Applied Technology Award is awarded by NTNU and SINTEF, and is a price given to individuals or organizations and businesses with big potential and roots in the research environment around these two institutions. The price is 150.000 Norwegian kroners and an artwork.

The Technoport Awards show was held at Trondheims Grand Concert Hall Olavshallen on the evening of the 17th of april.

"This is a great recognition for GasSecure. We have worked extremely hard the last years to realise our ideas of next generation gas detection. Building this product has also been a tool to build a fantastic organisation. The team at GasSecure are the most brilliant, dedicated and passionate people I have ever worked with", says Knut Sandven, CEO and Founder of GasSecure


GasSecure featured in Control Engineering Europe 15 Feb 2012

The motivating factors for installing wireless sensors are easy to see – simplicity of installation and operational flexibility. However, there are also potential challenges. The main challenges for safe wireless communication are to guarantee a short response time and to immediately detect loss of contact with sensors. Control Engineering Europe reports on a possible solution.


GasSecure receives best practices award   2 Sep 2011

GasSecure AS receives the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award in the European Gas Detection Industry.

The Technology Innovation Award is presented to the company that has excelled in the following criteria: uniqueness of technology, impact on new products/applications, impact on functionality, impact on customer value and relevance of innovation to industry.

Anita Pamu, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan says: “This system has the potential to revolutionize the industry with its reliability, lower installation costs, small and compact size, long battery life and its simplicity. Its initial application is to detect methane in the oil industry but the technology also has the potential to be adapted to several other gases and applications.”

See press release and report from Frost & Sullivan for more details

 

GasSecure with stand on ONS 2010   10 Aug 2010

GasSecure demonstrated the first wireless optical gas detector for hydrocarbons on ONS 2010. The detector operates on batteries and transmits data to a laptop computer using the wireless industry standard ISA 100.11a. While the housing is constructed for demonstration purposes only, the interior detection system is the real thing.

 

Technology featured at ESA's website   29 Jul 2010

The MEMS diffractive optical element, which is the heart of GasSecure's wireless gas detector, was in its early days developed in cooperation with the European Space Agency. ESA has published an extensive article describing the technology.

“Research co-funded by ESA and the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Lab of Norwegian research organisation SINTEF has produced the simplest gas detector possible,” said Benedikt Guldimann, overseeing the project for ESA. “The resulting product is much smaller, robust and reliable than existing systems, with low power requirements and no recalibration needed.”

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