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Get yourself connected
31/01/2007 | Channel:
Manufacturing, Exploration & Production, Health & Safety, Environmental
The coupling and decoupling of live electrical equipment in potentially explosive environments is usually restricted to intrinsically safe installations, common in oil and gas exploration and production.
Hawke International have launched a new ATEX/IEC Ex compliant connector, InstrumEx, designed for live connection and disconnection of both intrinsically safe and nonintrinsically safe circuits in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 applications. In additional to promoting safety, productivity and greater flexibility in work practices, the connectors are easy to install, robustly engineered and suitable for wide-ranging control and instrumentation applications. IntrumEx connectors offer a unique combination of both Exe Increased Safety and Exd Flameproof concepts to provide live de-mate and engagement of circuits rated up to 10 Amps at 250V AC. The connectors will primarily appeal to users in oil and gas exploration, production and processing, where they will provide a safe means of servicing, repair and replacement of key equipment. In addition, they provide quick connect/disconnect features for temporary equipment and reduce hook-up time for permanent plant.