ALWAYS ON. ALWAYS DETECTING
The ferromagnetic detection system (FMDS) that gives you the confidence it will do its job when it really matters.
Ferroguard Assure by Metrasens is the most capable entry control FMDS for MRI safety available – as deployed by 9 of the top 10 best hospitals in the US*.
See Metrasens guide to Reducing MRI Accidents here.
ALWAYS DETECTING BEFORE, NOT BEYOND THE DOOR
Ferroguard Assure is always wall-mounted outside the MRI door in Zone III, rather than inside the door frame like alternative FMDS. This means no detection gaps or sensor activation delays – even with outswing doors.
Choose Ferroguard Assure and be confident that your FMDS will be active and will alert you in those crucial seconds that make the difference between incident and catastrophe.
CLEAR, SIMPLE ALERTS
With its clear and intuitive eye-level traffic light display, Ferroguard Assure’s Visual Early Warning (ViEW®) technology gives you time to react to prevent an accident.
A secondary audible alert gives additional warning if the Visual Early Warning is ignored.
LOWEST PROBABILITY OF ALARM FATIGUE
Alarm fatigue is consistently identified as the most serious technology-related safety issue.** Ferroguard Assure’s Smart Alarm™ has been shown to reduce extraneous audible alerts by 85%.***
Never an alarm on exiting the room, never an alarm through door movement. Smart Alarm™ works with any MRI shielded door without compromising detection of risk items.
FERROGUARD ASSURE AT A GLANCE
Always on, always detecting before, not beyond the door.
Clear, simple alerts
Intuitive, eye-level, traffic light display alerts you to risk items.
Secondary audible alert
In case the Visual Early Warning System is ignored.
Lowest probability of alarm fatigue
No alarms through door movement or when exiting the room.
Built to last
Constructed from ruggedized, industrial grade aluminium and will look good for years to come.
The quality you expect
The only FMDS designed under ISO9001 international quality standards.
All-inclusive installation support
Professional installation by fully certified Ferroguard engineers.
Weights & Dimensions
|Sensor Units (each)||9.8lb (4.5kg)||53.9” (137cm)||3.1” (8cm)||3.5” (9cm)|
|Hub Unit||13.0lb (5.9kg)||13” (33cm)||15” (38cm)||3” (7.6cm)|
|Door Sensor||0.5lb (225g)||3-11” variable
(7.6 – 28cm)
|7” (18cm)||1.75” (4.5cm)|
|Door Vane||23oz (649g)||6” (15cm)||16” (40cm)||3.5” (9cm)|
|Retro-Reflector||0.4oz (10g)||1.5” (3.8cm)||2” (5cm)||¼” (0.64cm)|
|Packaging as shipped.||55lb (25kg)||8.7” (22cm)||60” (151cm)||14.2” (36cm)|
|Range||Recommended maximum sensor unit separation is 6’ (1.8m).|
|Display Response.||Response time for Beacon display <0.1s. Average Display Reset Time <0.3ms. Magnitude display is indication only for purposes of alerting staff.|
|Audible alarm response time.||<1ms from optical beam break.|
For safety reasons Ferroguard Assure has no user controls. All control settings are set during installation by the installer. Settings are agreed between the installer and the MRI Manager or Safety Officer.
|Sensor Units||Sensitivity for visual warning and audible alarm.
Volume of audible alarm.
|Hub Unit||Software based via USB to laptop. Multiple parameters.
System Reset switch
Ferroguard Assure uses AC power with no special requirements which is directly wired to the Assure Hub (AHUB) Unit via an isolation switch (not supplied). Ferroguard Assure should be kept permanently switched on. Isolation from the hospital AC power is via the isolation switch. The isolation switch and wiring to the Hub Unit are not a part of the product and are the responsibility of the hospital to maintain.
|Voltage Input||100-240 VAC, 47-63Hz|
|Current draw||1A Max|
Ferroguard Assure is in accordance with the following Directives
- 2014/30/EU Conforms with the essential protection requirements of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and its amending directives
- 2014/35/EU Conforms with the safety objectives of the Low Voltage Directive and its amending directives
- 2011/65/EU Conforms with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Metrasens Ferroguard Assure has been designed and manufactured to the following standards;
- EN 61326-1:2013 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements
- EN 61010-1:2010 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – Part 1: General requirements
and is CE and ETL Marked.