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Intrinsically safe and explosion proof manual call point

E2S, the leading European manufacturer of warning devices for use in hazardous areas, has extended its capabilities with the development of intrinsically safe and explosion proof manual call points, certified to both ATEX and IECEx standards. The IS-CP4 intrinsically safe units are approved for use in Zones 0, 1 and 2 environments and the BExCP3 Ex e d explosion proof versions for Zones 1 and 2. Both types are available with either break glass or push button operation. The devices are manufactured from corrosion proof, copper free, marine grade LM6 alloy and are sealed to IP66, enabling them to be used in both offshore and onshore installations.

A comprehensive range of standard accessories and options can be specified; they can be fitted with a stainless steel lift flap and series and EOL resistors in a range of different values can be fitted as required. The units can be fitted with stainless tag and duty labels and, normally finished in red powder coat finish, special colours can be specified to enable rapid visual identification of special functions.

The introduction of this new family complements the well-established BEx range of explosion proof sounders, beacons and loudspeakers and the IS-mini modular sounder and beacon family.

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Ex-magazine 2009

Once a year, the Ex-magazine is published by STAHL. This magazine is very valuable for people who deal with explosion protection. Practical problems and issues are discussed and solutions are given for various issues which can occur in this sector. Also the development and interpretation of the Ex standards is one of the main topics.

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The Ex-magazine is also online available: Ex-magazine 2009

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Local pump control panels for water treatment and disposal, Tengizchevroil, Kazakhstan

Not only in the BENELUX ELECTROMACH is a known manufacturer but our systems are used worldwide.

For a customer in Kazakhstan we designed several local pump control panels for a water treatment and disposal installation. The control panels were used to control rainwater pumps.
The complete installation is installed in a Zone 2 hazardous area. The local control panel is ATEX certified and suitable for a Zone 2, IIB, T3 area.

The pumps are controlled by means of a PLC, which is mounted in the flameproof (Exd) almuminum CUBEx enclosure (series 8264).

The distribution circuits for lighting are photocell controlled. Due to the extreme low ambient temperatures internal panel heating is necessary. For heating tracing cable is used which will be thermostat controlled.
Both the distribution circuits as well as the tracing circuits are mounted in an increased safe (Exe) GRP (glass fibre-reinforced polyester resin) enclosure (series 8146) of R.STAHL.

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Free Electromach calendar for 2010

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New user-friendly switch disconnectors for 40, 63 and 80 A

Improved layout, increased safety, high flexibility

R. STAHL introduces the new 8544 series of switch disconnectors with flameproof contacts for 40 A, 63 A and 80 A rated working currents. Thanks to a new modular design, a modern contact system and practical features, the switches set a new standard within their class. The load and motor switches and disconnectors, which provide isolator functions according to IEC/EN 60 947-4, can be used in circuits in zones 1 and 2 and in safe areas. They have an AC 3 or DC 23 and DC 1 switching capacity according to IEC/EN 60 947-3 and -4. Featuring an especially user-friendly design, the compact units can be installed in tight spaces: the easily accessible terminals have been arranged on the same level, and a clear separation of inputs and outputs facilitates installation. A 20 kA at 160 A short circuit protection ensures robust, reliable operation. The switches are available as three-pole models with optional neutral terminals.

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