RSS adheres to requirements for bobtails
Aug 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The Remote Shutdown System (RSS) for bobtails from the MSA Instrument Division is a permanently installed system that meets remote emergency shut-off control requirements for bobtails delivering liquefied compressed gas.
Advanced features include a fail-safe design that requires setting the brakes and powering on the system before opening the primary discharge valve of the bobtail. This system also powers off and closes the valve upon loss of power and brake engagement. The RSS connects directly to the vehicle's electrical controls and allows the operator to command remote emergency shutdowns at a safe distance. The RSS also offers long-range operation of up to 328 feet (100 meters), an integral antenna, weatherproof design, built-in receiver diagnostics, transmitter low-battery warning, high RF resistance, and it meets DOT HM 225A requirements.
The RSS provides for increased worker safety by allowing operators to command remote emergency shutdowns, as well as requiring manual reset of the device. This system retrofits to existing installations and allows bobtails to operate in compliance with current regulations. Fail safe design won't inadvertently shutdown engines while operating vehicles.
The RSS comes in three configurations:
RSS Basic — Comes with the minimum hardware to provide the remote shutdown only. The receiver is configured only with the shutdown relay for the vehicle engine control.
RSS Plus — Provides the same features as the RSS Basic and adds additional hardware to provide a pneumatic output for belly valve control.
RSS Deluxe — Adds two additional pneumatic outputs to the RSS Plus system. This allows remote control not only of the vehicle engine and belly valve but also provides on / off control for the vehicle PTO (power take-off) and throttle.
For more information, request literature #07-2082 by contacting MSA, Pittsburgh PA.
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