The Simtronics group is a world-class provider of sophisticated gas and flame detection systems, extinguishing solutions and fire prevention systems (N2). Its systems and solutions are used worldwide to help protect life and assets.
Simtronics ASA was publicly listed in January 2007 and has more than 20 years experience in supplying gas detection for use in applications ranging from plant boiler rooms to offshore petrochemical facilities.
The detection systems division focuses on gas and flame detection equipment.
The Simrad GD10P infrared point detector is the benchmark for combustible gas detection on offshore installations. This detector differs from other models, because they use silicon based solid-state infrared sources. The complete optomechanical design and construction is so stable that an ultra fast speed of response can be achieved whilst providing unparalleled service live and detector stability, thus saving on maintenance and service costs.
Simtronics also developed a specialist hydrogen sulphide detector for arid locations, such as in the Middle East. The DMTT-6-MOS detector uses a semiconductor sensor and advanced onboard signal processing. The DMTT-6-MOS has higher reliability and lower maintenance, needing recalibration just once a year.
Simtronics’ large range of conventional toxic, oxygen and catalytic detectors are widely used in demanding industrial applications where the built-in flexibility and easy maintenance are important features. All of these units can be commissioned using a wireless handheld communicator by a single person. In addition, the detector heads for most of the toxic and oxygen detectors are “hot” swappable reducing the permit demands for maintenance.
The DMTV-6 flame detector family has been supplied for numerous projects ranging from FPSO’s to gas turbine enclosures and aircraft hangars. The detectors have a wide field of view with a detection range of up to 80m, allowing for a better coverage as more flexible detector location.
The unique addressable field network SYNTEL is often a key component in our detection solutions for petrochemical and chemical plants as well as nuclear and conventional power plants. The engineering and delivery of these projects is based on years of experience as well as utilising the synergy of the total product range of the Simtronics group.
The extinguishing solutions division was formed in April 2007 with the acquisition of Water Mist Engineering AS (WME). WME design and assemble a full range of active fire fighting systems, such as low-pressure water mist, deluge, sprinkler, etc. Each system is tailored to match the application protection requirements. In February 2008 the division expanded with the acquisition of Fire Eater A/S. Fire Eater is known foremost for inventing the clean air-extinguishing agent INERGEN, which protects valuable assets. Today Fire Eater A/S specialises in developing, producing, designing, installing and maintaining fixed fire extinguishing systems around the world.
The fire prevention systems division was formed in February 2008 with the acquisition of ETech Process AS. ETech was established in 1993, with their first nitrogen generator unit delivered in year 2000 to ExxonMobil. The company has since expanded into the ship building industry, with supply of nitrogen generators, based on membrane technology.
Further developments saw the nitrogen generation system, patented and integrated into an all-in-one unit, with feed air compressor and nitrogen generator.
Simtronics’ products and solutions are available worldwide, supported by regional sales offices in Norway, France and the Middle East and a network of dedicated distributors and agents.
Dr. Eliot Sizeland, Marketing and Sales Director, Detection Systems, Simtronics
Prior to employment at Simtronics, Dr Sizeland was Marketing Manager of Groveley Detection Ltd, the Simtronics UK distributor. His association with the Simtronics infrared gas detectors goes back to April 2000. He is also a Chartered Engineer and member of the UK Institute of Measurement and Control.