September 15, 2014

Protecting the Protectors – GDU-Incus Gets DNV and K-Mark Approvals

Hi, I’m Ed Naranjo, and I’m your Analytic Expert today. You probably know that Emerson’s detection products are about securing the safety of people and property. Quickly and reliably. But, who determines the safety of safety equipment?

dnvThat was my tricky way of telling you that the GDU-Incus ultrasonic leak detector that you’ve been hearing so much about has now received two important approvals, which verify its safety and appropriateness for its applications. One is the highly respected Det Norske Veritas (DNV) type approval. This DNV certificate further confirms the GDU-Incus is suitable for use onboard marine vessels including liquid natural gas (LNG) and liquid propane gas (LPG) carriers, crude oil tankers, and floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units, all of which can suffer loss of production, or worse, in the event that a gas leak is not detected quickly or at all.

Detecting gas leaks in marine environments is challenging for traditional detectors because they require the accumulation of a gas cloud in order to alarm. Extreme weather and wind on vessels and platforms can prevent a kcgas leak from being detected, allowing the incident to escalate. Since the GDU-Incus responds to the ultrasound produced by the leak, its performance is unaffected by these conditions. That’s why it’s ideal for marine applications. Receiving this approval means that the detector withstood the rigorous testing required for the DNV certification, which further demonstrates the quality and robustness of the ultrasonic gas leak detector.

On top of that good news, this month, the GDU-Incus adds South Korea Certification – K-Mark – to its impressive list of approvals. The testing was performed through the South Korean Testing Laboratory.

These approvals assure potential users that the GDU-Incus has undergone rigorous testing and has been determined to meet the highest quality standards. These assessment processes are built upon scientific research and recognized by regulators, insurers, and major clients throughout the world. Good news for your safety.