Beamex: Calibration in hazardous environments - HazardEx 2014 Exhibitor
17 December 2013
A hazardous environment is an area that contains elements that may cause an explosion: source of ignition, a flammable substance and oxygen. Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safely operating electronic equipment in explosive environments. The idea behind intrinsic safety is to make sure that the available electrical and thermal energy in a system is always low enough that ignition of the hazardous atmosphere cannot occur.
An intrinsically safe calibrator is therefore designed to be incapable of causing ignition in the surrounding environment with flammable materials, such as gases, mists, vapors or combustible dust. Intrinsically safe calibrators are also often referred to being “Ex calibrators”, “calibrators for Ex Areas”, or “IS calibrators”. An Ex Area also refers to an explosive environment and an Ex calibrator is a device designed for use in the type of environment in question.
Many industries require intrinsically safe calibration equipment. Intrinsically safe calibrators are designed for potentially explosive environments, such as oil refineries, rigs and processing plants, gas pipelines and distribution centres, petrochemical and chemical plants, as well as pharmaceutical plants. Basically, any potentially explosive industrial environment can benefit from using intrinsically safe calibrators.
Beamex intrinsically safe multifunction calibrators
Beamex MC5-IS and MC2-IS intrinsically safe multifunction calibrators are certified according to ATEX and IECEx. This ensures the calibrators are fit for their intended purpose and that sufficient information is supplied with them to ensure that they can be used safely. They are high accuracy, all-in-one calibrators for extreme environments. Being an all-in-one calibrator, the MC5-IS and MC2-IS replace many individual measurement devices and calibrators. They have calibration capabilities for pressure, temperature, electrical and frequency signals.
The MC5-IS is a documenting calibrator, which means that it communicates seamlessly with calibration software. Using documenting calibrators with calibration software can remarkably improve the efficiency and quality of the entire calibration process. The MC5-IS can also be used for calibrating HART, Foundation Fieldbus H1 or Profibus PA transmitters.
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