Yokogawa has become aware of a number of instances in which counterfeit field instruments, bearing the Yokogawa logo, have reached some of its customers. At first glance, they are nearly indistinguishable with a semblance of functionality and interface that mimics its products.
According to a statement by Tom Quinlan, director, Product Sales at Yokogawa Corporation of America in Newnan, GA, “a thorough investigation has confirmed that these counterfeit instruments are being produced by unauthorized manufacturers in China who have gone to great lengths to imitate Yokogawa products.
“Performance test results show that they are severely inferior in quality, and performance and they pose a serious safety risk. It is important to note that these counterfeit instruments carry tagging that indicates they are conformant, but they are not conformant for use in ExD and other hazardous areas. They also do not meet the stringent engineering and manufacturing requirements observed by FM and other regulatory bodies.
“We are working with respective authorities and global affiliates to reduce or eliminate reoccurrences. Please refer to its Sales Representative Locator to ensure you are sourcing authentic Yokogawa products from an authorized partner. Additional resources are available here to help you identify counterfeit products.”
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