Istec overspeed protection system now available globally

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Istec, a provider of condition monitoring systems and controls, will now sell its SpeedSys 200 overspeed protection system globally, according to a press release. The system monitors speed and acceleration on rotating equipment.

The system is designed with self-monitoring, galvanically separated inputs and outputs and certification. The company touts its focus on safety functions that helps SpeedSys maintain at long proof test intervals.

Istec notes growing market needs and a broadening range of rotating machinery that is eligible for high integrity overspeed detection. The global launch was preceded by a year of running successful compliance tests and obtaining the SIL 2 certificate.

“The SpeedSys 200 negates the complexity of rack-based systems by delivering the core layer of SIL-rated overspeed protection with a compact architecture. It adapts to market needs by taking scalability to a new level and increasing the accessibility of high integrity safety systems for rotating machinery, without any safety concessions,” said the press release. “A growing global adoption to SIL for both small and large rotating machinery demands innovation on the machine protection market. SpeedSys 200 adapts to these shifting demands with an architecture to suit the technical and financial environment of any rotating machine.”


To complement its product portfolio, Istec is developing a series of advanced products for speed measurements and protection, including:

Istec SpeedMon, which delivers advanced speed monitoring functions for conditions like creep, underspeed, reverse rotation and standstill.

Istec SpeedSen, a SIL-certified Hall-effect speed sensor for accurate speed measurements.

Istec Simulator enables software-guided speed simulations for proof testing and commissioning of speed and vibration protection systems. For speed, it supports (3-channel) simultaneous signal testing to enable full proof testing for any voting structure.