April 2018

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Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code.

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Touchscreen purged panels meet additional UL and NFPA certifications Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon) recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels (FIG. 1) as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code. UL-698A covers industrial control panels designed for hazardous locations, including the use of intrinsically safe barriers. NFPA-496 standards relate to purged and pressurized enclosures. Purge systems are an alternative to traditional NEMA 7, 9 explosion proof enclosures and are suitable for most all hazardous locations, including: Class 1, Division 1 and 2

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