Consider low-voltage AC drives for hazardous areas
Such drives used with electric motors can offer significant process improvements and energy savings for equipment used in explosive zones
Ignition of a hazardous atmosphere can happen easily, without warning and with disastrous consequences. Escaping liquid or vapors, in combination with insufficiently protected equipment can cause a powerful explosion, resulting in injuries, damage to the plant, extended downtime and lost production. The ensuing legal claims can take years to sort out. What may have started as a small fault can turn out to have major consequences for the future of the company.
Directives for hazardous areas. Most accidents can be prevented if safety is made a priority throughout the operation. The ATEX1 directives have been implemented in the European Union (EU) to promote such an approach. The same princip
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