Beamex launches second generation MC2-IS intrinsically safe calibrator
26 July 2013
The ATEX and IECEx certified 2nd generation of the Beamex MC2-IS intrinsically safe multifunction calibrator is a practical tool designed for field calibration and testing in explosive environments. Compared to the 1st generation, there is a new display with an LED backlight for improved display visibility in various environments. It also has a more powerful processor and an improved battery shelf life.
Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safely operating electronic equipment in explosive environments. An intrinsically safe calibrator is therefore designed to be incapable of causing ignition in the surrounding environment, which may have flammable materials, such as gases, vapours or combustible dust in it. Intrinsically safe calibrators are designed for use in potentially explosive environments, such as oil refineries, rigs and processing plants, gas pipelines and distribution centres, petrochemical and chemical plants, as well as in pharmaceutical plants.
The appearance of the 2nd generation MC2-IS has a stronger IS unit identification. As with the previous generation, the MC2-IS has calibration capabilities for pressure, temperature and electrical signals, and it connects to almost 20 available Beamex intrinsically safe external pressure modules. It is a compact-sized, lightweight portable calibrator with a multilingual interface and a complete numerical keyboard. Calibration with the MC2-IS is fast and simple.
Summarizing the benefits of the 2nd generation MC2-IS, Heikki Laurila, product manager at Beamex, comments, “When developing the 2nd generation MC2-IS we heavily considered customer feedback. The new generation is very user friendly and robust. It provides safety for the person using it, as it is incapable of causing ignition in an explosive environment. Not only is it safe, but it also offers the functionality and performance of an industrial calibrator, as it has a wide range of calibration and configuration possibilities.”
The launch of the 2nd generation MC2-IS improves Beamex’s already excellent ability to serve customers operating in potentially explosive environments, as Beamex currently has yet another intrinsically safe calibrator in its range, the MC5-IS intrinsically safe multifunction calibrator.
Beamex is a leading, worldwide provider of calibration solutions that meet even the most demanding requirements of process instrumentation. Beamex offers a comprehensive range of products and services—everything from portable calibrators to workstations, calibration accessories, calibration software, industry-specific solutions and professional services. Through Beamex’s partner network, their products and services are available in more than 60 countries. Beamex has more than 10,000 customers worldwide.
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