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Intertec launches explosion proof cabinets

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Intertec has launched a new range of explosion proof cabinets to protect field instrumentation operating in hazardous areas. Available in a diverse range of sizes the cabinets are certified for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas. They are ideal for housing forward-placed analyser equipment in industrial process facilities such as petrochemical or oil refineries and fertilizer production/storage plants.

Intertec’s pressurised explosion proof (Ex p) cabinets are manufactured from GRP (glass reinforced polyester) composite materials. These materials are highly resistant to corrosion. They are particularly suitable when robustness and rigidity need to be combined with low mass.

Intertec is capable of producing single-piece panels of GRP composite as large as 6 x 12 m allowing for the creation of cabinets of virtually any size. The panels can be chemically bonded to create very tight sealing. Any requirement for special air locks to allow unfettered access to equipment inside the cabinet or shelter can be accommodated very easily.

Additionally, the pressurised cabinets are equipped with a control unit that regulates the flow of inert purging gas or compressed air, and then monitors the pressure inside the cabinet to ensure that it is maintained slightly above atmospheric pressure by automatically compensating for any leakage losses.

Klaus Dieter, Meyer of Intertec, commented: “There is a growing need for Ex p field protection cabinets and enclosures in the process sector. Analysers are getting smaller and plant operators are keen to site these as close to the process as possible, in order to shorten sample lines and thereby improve the accuracy and speed of results processing. Our ability to create Ex p cabinets and enclosures of virtually any design and complexity provides system integrators with a very flexible and cost-effective solution.”

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