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ControlAir Achieves SIL 3 Certification for Volume Boosters

ControlAir LLC, a manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls, announced that its Type 6100 Aluminum and Type 6200 stainless steel large-flow capacity volume boosters were awarded a certificate of compliance to IEC 61508 for a SIL 3 safety rating. 

Safety integrity level (SIL) is an industry measure of safety system performance and reliability and is used as part of the Functional Safety Standard IEC 61508 to calculate risk protection in a system. When a company is using the IEC 61508 standard for safety, SIL components are required in system design. The IEC 61508 standard defines the requirements to ensure products have a high level of resistance to random hardware and systematic design failures. 

The large-flow boosters handle up to 250 psi (17 bar) supply pressure and deliver an output pressure up to 150 psi (10 bar). The Type 6100/6200 units provide a flow capacity of up to 225 scfm (6,300 Nl/min). The units are rated to an operating temperature range of ‐40°F to 200°F (‐40°C to 93°C), with low temperature options available. The Type 6100/6200 are available in 1/4-inch (6-mm), 1/2-inch (13-mm) and 3/4-inch (19-mm) NPT porting.

For more information, visit www.controlair.com

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