Having reliable information available is the essence of good decision making to ensure safety in working environments, especially in industrial sites. As a result, businesses will run more efficiently and operations will be streamlined. The Digital Twin is becoming more attainable as large amounts of valves can be monitored remotely in this way. TWTG’s Industrial IoT NEON Valve Sensors provide this insight. This solution is tailor-made for quarter- and multi-turn valves of nearly every kind. All in the reliable NEON form factor that comes as a battery powered, IECEx Class 1 / ATEX Zone 1 certified I-IoT device, communicating wirelessly via LoRaWAN.
Manually operated valves require to be regularly checked and controlled, which can be facilitated by digitisation. Monitoring these assets will avoid spillage and / or contaminations.
IECEx Class 1 / ATEX Zone 1 certified
Designed for industry from the very beginning, TWTG’s NEON product line is built to not only operate in industrial sites where explosive gasses are being handled but also all other elements that a sensor may be exposed to in the course of its 10 year lifetime. It has been tested and certified to work in conditions from -40° to 80° Celsius without hampering performance. The devices are designed and engineered in such a way that they can be safely and securely deployed in a wireless network and are fully remotely configurable, ensuring not only longevity but also reliability within an operation.
Additionally, TWTG delivers spare parts and product lifecycle support. Hence, even at the end of the battery lifetime, the sensor can continue to be used with the correct refurbishment kit. This way, periodical maintenance can be kept at a minimum.
NEON Valve Sensor works via retrofitting. The devices are installed on top of existing valves with a bracket, extending its longevity for the digital age.
Supports all types of manual valves from quarter-turn to multi-turn.
NEON Product Line - LoRa devices designed for heavy industry
The TWTG NEON product range supports all industrial customers moving towards LoRaWAN as the Industrial IoT network of the future. The LoRaWAN network gives industrial operations a secure solution, which has no vendor lock-in, scales up to tens of thousands of sensors, covers complete sites with only a small amount of gateways and best of all – the low-power approach means that the lifetime of the NEON products can be extended dramatically. This international networking technology is quickly becoming the industry standard.
NEON stands for a standardised approach to collecting data points from within the operation and a general approach to creating integrated solutions with existing IT ecosystems.
• Fully LoRaWAN compatible
• Based on the highest security standards
• 100% ownership of data
• Delivered with unique provisioning keys
• Deployment via the SolidRed Provisioning App
• IECEx zone 1 / ATEX zone 1 certified
• Battery powered for easy deployment
• Installation within live environments – continuous operation
• Integration with existing data backends or DCS
• Visualisation via TWTG’s SolidRed Suite or any other IoT platform
• Detailed and extensive documentation
• No legacy; compatible with all types of different assets
• Provision of Lifecycle Support
• Availability of spare parts and refurbishment packages
Technical overview - NEON Valve Sensor
Magnetic field detection
Determines valve state: closed or open with a 2° accuracy
LoRaWAN 868, 915 MHz
95 x 64 x 39 mm (L x W x H)
-40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)
IECEx Class 1 / ATEX Zone 1, IP-65 rated
10 years, up to 5 years battery life
Stainless steel brackets available
(1) IS Class I Div 1, Group C,D T4 – AEx ia IIB T4 Gb
II 2G Ex ia IIB T4 Gb – certification pending
(2) Compatible with international LoRaWAN standards (long-range, low power wide-area network)