REMSAFE Finalist in WA Innovator of the Year

REMSAFE Finalist in WA Innovator of the Year from ICM Group

By: ICM Group  27-Nov-2012
Keywords: Safety, Machine Safety, Australian Standards

SILREMSAFE is a programmable remote isolation system for fixed plant at ports and above and underground mines. It has state-of-the-art automation, control, communications and safety engineering in a safety integrity-rated distributed control network. One lockable switch and two buttons isolate fixed plant from all drive energy sources in less than three minutes. The isolation system replaces manual processes that take from 40 minutes to one or more hours every time a conveyor, crusher or ship loader has to be stopped for maintenance or repairs. When one hour’s unplanned downtime on a 10,000 tonne per hour mining conveyor can cost one million dollars in lost revenue, it is easy to see the attraction of reducing isolation time to less than three minutes. For low voltage switchgear that is 1000 volts and below, isolation time is twenty seconds. It is all done by the operator using a panel alongside the plant to be isolated. REMSAFE delivers a monitored and verified isolation of all energy sources, including hydraulic, pneumatic and potential energy. It is capable of achieving Category 4 / Safety Integrity Level 3 as a programmable safety-rated system. International patents are pending. REMSAFE increases production throughput without compromising safety. We know we will save lives. There is no point in taking a safety shortcut to work on a conveyor by relying on a control circuit interrupter – such as operating a lock out stop or locking out a rope switch – when a full current isolation is going to take less than three minutes instead of an hour or more. We made sure that REMSAFE system is fully compliant with all relevant Australian and International Standards and international best practices for machine safety. We also know REMSAFE is also going to generate revenue for our clients, and royalties and tax revenue for the benefit of the entire community.

Keywords: Australian Standards, Machine Safety, Safety

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