SIL Signaling

Alarm and Warning Devices to Enhance the Safety of Operating Machinery and Industrial Processes

 

Download the Data Sheet: Signaling Solutions for SIL Requirements

Purpose: SIL or Safety Integrity Level is the target statistical representation of the reliability of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS). In order to achieve the target SIL rating, all components of the SIS must realize the target SIL. To support the safety goals of machinery and processes that strive to comply with SIL, all risks must be adequately mitigated. Even after all possible design criteria and complementary safety barriers are considered, a risk gap may still remain for many circumstances.

In such situations, a signaling solution will help narrow the risk gap. Pfannenberg offers audible and visual signaling devices that are specifically designed to meet SIL 1 and SIL 2 requirements. Backed with documented statistical data, self monitoring, and fault reporting, these units eliminate the need for redundant devices.

Typical SIL Applications:

Machinery Start-up Alarm: Especially for large machines such as paper making machines and textile machines, or hazardous operating equipment such as laser cutting tools.

Mechanical or Process Failure Alarm: Trouble with machinery operation, jammed feedstock mechanisms, failed operator safety guards, inoperable overfill shut-off, ruptures & leaks, and problems with other plant-wide controlled processes.

Muting Alarm: Situations where safety barriers or other mechanisms are temporarily disengaged or "muted", often for setup, maintenance, or startup.

Natural Gas Pipeline, Supply, and Transport Systems: Situations where there is risk of tank or pipeline rupture.

Temperature and Pressure Control: Situations where controlled processes fail or exceed normal operating parameters and pose a safety risk.

High Voltages: Situations where personnel may be vulnerable to contact with dangerous electrical apparatus, such as an electric arc furnace or plasma cutter.

Chemical Vapor Recovery Systems:
Situations where gas and vapor collection devices or ventilation systems fail, thereby posing danger to personnel.

Toxic, Combustible, or Hazardous Gas Leaks and Chemical Spills: Evacuation alarm systems for electrochemical plants, oil refineries, pharmaceuticals production, and chemical production facilities.


Series DS 5-SIL
and DS 10-SIL

in Cast Aluminum Housing


Sounder

Tone Generator - Horn Loudspeaker Type

Robust multi-tone sounder for audible alarm and warning, even in harsh environments. Excellent tonal amplitude and frequency range permits signals to penetrate walls and transmit over further distances, thereby reducing the number of sounders required for large area installations. Self-monitoring relay contact closure permits remote notification or system lockout in the event of malfunction.
  • Nominal 105 dB (A) or 110 dB (A) SPL
  • Cast aluminum housing
  • 31 alarm tones with 4 stages
  • Robust, weatherproof construction: IP 66, IP 67
  • 5.2 inch (134 mm) h x 5.2 inch (134 mm) w x 5.6 inch (143 mm) d

Catalog Pages with Drawings and Specifications

Series

DS 5-SIL : 31 tones, 4 stages, 105 dB (A)

Version/Voltage

19 to 29 VDC

95 to 127 VAC

195 to 253 VAC

Standard

23106800601

23106150601

23106100601

With External Stage Control

23106800603

23106150603

23106100603

 

Series

DS 10-SIL : 31 tones, 4 stages, 110 dB (A)

Version/Voltage

19 to 29 VDC

95 to 127 VAC

195 to 253 VAC

Standard

23111800601

23111150601

23111100601

With External Stage Control

23111800603

23111150603

23111100603


Series PMF 2015-SIL


Flashing Xenon Strobe Beacon

High-visibility flashing xenon strobe beacon with either bracket mounting or direct surface mounting. Prismatic Fresnel lens provides the highest signaling effect for generating a visual impact which can span wide areas. Self-monitoring relay contact closure permits remote notification or system lockout in the event of malfunction.
  • Up to 200 cd light intensity (clear lens)
  • 10 Joules flash energy
  • 60 flashes per minute
  • Surface mount or bracket mount
  • Weatherproof, IP 55 construction
  • Lens colors: clear, amber, red, green, blue
  • Contact factory for part numbers of colors or voltages not listed below

Catalog Pages with Drawings and Specifications

Series

PMF 2015-SIL : Bracket Mounting

Color/Voltage

18 to 30 VDC

195 to 253 VAC

Red

21007805611

21007105611

Amber

21007804611

21007104611

 

Series

PMF 2015-SIL : Direct Mounting

Color/Voltage

18 to 30 VDC

195 to 253 VAC

Red

21007805601

21007105601

Amber

21007804601

21007104601


Series Quadro F12-SIL


Flashing Xenon Strobe Beacon

High-visibility flashing xenon strobe beacon for direct mounting, particularly for machinery safety requirements. Strong, polycarbonate construction offers a high degree of impact resistance. Self-monitoring relay contact closure permits remote notification or system lockout in the event of malfunction.
  • Up to 118 cd light intensity (clear lens)
  • 10 Joules flash energy
  • 60 flashes per minute
  • Rugged, polycarbonate construction
  • IK 08 rated impact survivability per EN 50102
  • Flash tube secured by steel clamp for durability
  • Weatherproof, IP 66, IP 67 construction
  • Lens colors: clear, white, yellow amber, red, green, blue
  • Operating voltages: 24 VDC, 115 VAC, and 230 VAC 
  • Contact factory for part numbers of colors or voltages not listed below
Catalog Pages with Drawings and Specifications

Series

Quadro F12-SIL

Color/Voltage

18 to 30 VDC

95 to 127 VAC

195 to 253 VAC

Red

21041805601

21041165601

21041805601

Amber

21041804601

21041164601

21041804601

Yellow

21041803601

21041163601

21041803601