AVT Reliability® has strengthened its position in the US and Canadian asset management market after achieving the UL 61010 US and C safety standard for its tri-axial fixed vibration and temperature sensor, Machine Sentry® MSF-1.
The company, headquartered in Cheshire, UK, opened its first US subsidiary in Rockford, Tennessee in January this year to service and support an increased demand from clients. It has also established a local distribution network and support partners in the US and Canada for its Machine Sentry® product range.
The UL 61010 is the US & Canada equivalent of the European CE product safety standard and covers electrical products for use in non-hazardous locations.
Managing Director of AVT Reliability®, Frederic Thomas, said: “The UL 61010 certification comes in response to the increasing demand from new and existing customers in the North American market.
“AVT Reliability® has already met the demanding safety standards required to attain Hazloc, ATEX and IECEx certification. With the UL 61010 certification we are now able to assure our clients across North America that MSF-1 meets extremely high safety requirements, whilst also being one of the most cost-effective, user-friendly wireless condition monitoring tools on the market.”
The MSF-1 sensor is a wireless intelligent tri-axial vibration and integrated temperature sensor, which connects via a Bluetooth®. Storing up to 5,000 readings and with a five-year battery life, it can be installed anywhere from harsh environments such as chemical plants and the oil and gas industry, to the food and beverage sector, and is also available with an optional internet gateway.