SOURCE: Detector Electronics Corp.

Detector Electronics Corp.

January 26, 2010 10:00 ET

Det-Tronics Fire and Gas Detection/Releasing System Obtains U.S. Coast Guard and Lloyd's Marine Approvals

Det-Tronics System and Detectors Are Hearty Enough for Offshore

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) has announced that its Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) system has received Type-Approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and from Lloyd's Register ( Det-Tronics manufactures flame detectors, gas detectors, and safety systems and is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Approval by the U.S. Coast Guard is required for flame and gas detection systems (including control panel, flame detectors, gas detectors, and accessories) in use where the USCG has jurisdiction -- for example, in U.S. flagged vessels or vessels operating in U.S. waters.

The U.S. Coast Guard certificate was awarded after rigorous Factory Mutual Approvals (FM) witness testing proved the system and components meet the stringent USCG performance criteria. The products were verified to meet the U.S. Coast Guard's environmental requirements as described in 46 CFR 161.002.

Obtaining the meticulous Lloyd's Register of Shipping approval further verifies that the flame and gas detection system meets their specified performance requirements and is acceptable for operational use.

"We are pleased to obtain certification from these respected organizations," says Simon Pate, Director of Projects and Systems at Det-Tronics. "The hundreds of offshore sites and floating platforms that we currently serve worldwide can be assured of their wise choice for safety."

About Detector Electronics

Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) -- a world leader in industrial fire detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems -- designs, builds, tests, and commissions safety systems ranging from conventional panels to fault-tolerant, addressable systems. Det-Tronics detectors are globally certified to current product approvals standards, including critical SIL2 industrial applications. Information at

Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. Information at

Det-Tronics, the DET-TRONICS logo, and Eagle Quantum Premier are registered trademarks or trademarks of Detector Electronics Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.

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