Lighting for hazardous areas
Published: 08 August, 2014
THOMAS AND BETTS says its new DTS range of XFP Ex de tubular LED fittings has been approved for use within hazardous areas Zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. Featuring automatic switch-off upon opening for safety and maintenance, the range is reported to be ATEX compliant and approved to EN60079-0,60079 -1 and 60079-7.
The company says for corrosion resistance and longevity in the field, the fittings are manufactured from marine grade aluminium and supplied with offshore grade paint. Lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate versions are available or glass versions for use within specific chemical plant areas or paint shops. Alternative paint finishes are also available.
A key requirement of lighting within hazardous area is life time cost of the product and LED helps significantly in this as it can reduce the amount of maintenance required.
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