Det-Tronics Announces FDT Group Membership and DTM Availability

Oct. 18, 2012
Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics), a world leader in industrial flame detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems, is now a member in the FDT Group, an open, independent, not-for-profit association of international companies dedicated to establishing an international standard with broad acceptance in the automation industry, and has launched Device Type Manager (DTM) files for its flagship flame and gas detection products. Det-Tronics is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a business unit of United Technologies Corp.

Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics), a world leader in industrial flame detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems, is now a member in the FDT Group, an open, independent, not-for-profit association of international companies dedicated to establishing an international standard with broad acceptance in the automation industry, and has launched Device Type Manager (DTM) files for its flagship flame and gas detection products. Det-Tronics is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a business unit of United Technologies Corp.
 
FDT/DTM standardizes the communications and configuration interface between industrial field devices including gas and flame detectors, and host systems such as an asset management system being utilized at a facility. It enables any industrial field device to be configured, operated, and maintained through a standardized user interface, regardless of supplier, type, or communication protocol. In addition, FDT-enabled field devices share configuration, status and diagnostic information, resulting in reduced costs over the lifecycle of a facility.
 
Det-Tronics flame and gas detector customers can now enjoy the benefits of FDT/DTM, featuring a simplified user experience, device interaction, and calibration initiation. In addition, the documentation, log extraction, fault diagnostics, sensor health and predictive maintenance activities help end-users focus specifically on process uptime.
 
“We have already seen quick adoption of the Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) communication protocol in flame and gas detection, and FDT/DTM is a natural fit for continued success in petrochemical, oil, and gas applications,” said Charles Hoff, product manager, Det-Tronics.

Det-Tronics, visit www.det-tronics.com

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