Metso Emergency Shutdown Valves Earn SIL Certification

Feb. 25, 2011
The SIL assessment study confirms the usability as final elements in safety instrumented functions.

Metso's iESD (intelligent emergency shutdown) valve offering has been extended with SIL3 certification for Jamesbury floating and trunnion soft-seated ball valves as well as SIL2 certification for soft-seated butterfly valves by TÜV Rheinland. In addition, the Metso rack-and-pinion actuator VPVL series has received SIL3 certification.

The SIL assessment study confirms the usability of 4000, 7000 and 9000 series ball valves and actuators as final elements in safety instrumented functions for applications up to and including SIL3, in single-valve configurations, in accordance with IEC 61508. In addition, Wafer-Sphere butterfly valves and actuators have been confirmed for use in up to and including SIL2 in single-valve configurations in accordance with IEC61508.

For more information, visit: http://www.metso.com/iesd

Sponsored Recommendations

Heat Recovery: Turning Air Compressors into an Energy Source

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Master controllers leverage the advantages of each type of compressor control and take air system operations and efficiency to new heights.

Discover Your Savings Potential with the Kaeser Toolbox

Discover your compressed air station savings potential today with our toolbox full of calculators that will help you determine how you can optimize your system!

The Art of Dryer Sizing

Read how to size compressed air dryers with these tips and simple calculations and correction factors from air system specialists.