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Measurement Technology Ltd (MTL Instruments Ltd)

Great Marlings
Butterfield
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 8DL
UK

Telephone : +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax : +44 (0)1582 422283
Email : enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web : www.mtl-inst.com


Editorial archive;

Second generation fieldbus barrier with ‘High energy trunk’ is easier to maintain in hazardous area operations 24/05/2010
After a long and slow start, fieldbus technology is beginning to make some inroads into the process industries, and the time has come to replace some of the original wiring panels with barriers that are easier to assemble and maintain. Full Story...

BP backs Foundation fieldbus 13/10/2009
BP has selected MTL Instruments to supply redundant FISCO (Fieldbus Intrinsically Safe Concept) power supplies for an oilfield development in Angola, throwing its weight behind Foundation fieldbus and FISCO. The PSVM (Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte) development is in Angola’s offshore Block 31 oilfield. Full Story...

Future trends for instrumentation in hazardous areas 11/03/2009
There has been continuous change in the detail of the methods of explosion protection applied to instrumentation over the last fifty years and the probability is that the techniques will continue to evolve. The change will be gradual and much slower than is usually predicted because of the conservative approach to safety related matters. Full Story...

Firewall analyses traffic, creates its own rules 31/10/2008
The new loadable security module (LSM) for the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution may be the smartest firewall on the market. It’s definitely an “industry first.” Full Story...

Fieldbus heads for Wembley 04/08/2008
Fieldbus Foundation is to host its next UK roadshow at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, following similar events in Reading, Manchester and Middlesbrough. Presentations and practical demonstrations will aim to demonstrate how Foundation fieldbus technology can be used as part of a single plant-wide solution. Full Story...

GE Fanuc celebrates acquisition completion 24/06/2008
Automation and embedded computing specialist, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has completed its acquisition of Process Technology Assets from MTL Instruments Group. GE Fanuc restated that the acquisition included the MTL8000 general purpose I/O, intrinsically safe I/O SafetyNet system and process control technologies. Full Story...

Big Breakthrough for Intrinsic Safety 06/05/2008
For 40 years intrinsic safety (EX i) has meant limiting the amount of electric power to less than two watts in dangerous areas, for fear any spark could ignite an explosion. A whole industry has grown up of companies who supply isolators and barriers to build this type of protection Full Story...

GE Fanuc Acquires MTL Assets 08/04/2008
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has acquired the assets of MTL Open Systems Technology product lines. Bill Estep, vice president of GE Fanuc’s control systems business, claimed the move would enhance the company’s process solution offerings. Full Story...

‘One core’ technology powers next generation IS isolators 31/03/2008
MTL has introduced two new isolator ranges; one is DIN-rail mounted and the other is backplane-mounted. Both are based on the same proprietary technology that makes for extensive use of high-volume automated manufacturing (see Figure 1). Full Story...

New Series of IS Isolators 01/11/2007
Intrinsic safety systems use either barriers or isolators. Full Story...

Acquisition triumph for MTL 05/06/2007
MTL Instruments Group has acquired Australian-based Elpro International for £12 million (approximately €18 million). Full Story...

Safety system aimed at SIL 2 applications 01/10/2006
By taking a careful look at the safety system market and available technology, one company has come up with a relatively low-cost solution for fire and gas, burner management, and emergency shut down applications. Full Story...

For fieldbus reliability, prevention is better than a cure 01/09/2006
A planned monitoring regime to diagnose problems before the cause failure can keep productivity up and costs down. Full Story...