Working in industrial environments with potentially explosive atmospheres can be highly hazardous. IECEx is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.
The IECEx System facilitates international trade in equipment and services used in hazardous areas to address the risk of fires or explosions from flammable gases or dust.
There’s a risk to workers in many industries prone to producing explosive atmospheres. When flammable gases, mist, vapors, or dust mix with air, explosive atmospheres occur, and the slightest spark can set them off. The dangers aren’t only prevalent in the petrochemical industry but also in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food processing, power generation, construction, architectural woodworking, and more.
Monnit provides a growing IECEx-certified Internet of Things (IoT) product line with ALTA-ISX Wireless Sensors to work safely in hazardous industrial environments within potentially explosive atmospheres.
Three Monnit ALTA-ISX Long-Range Wireless Sensors are IECEx-certified* under code: Ex ib IIA T3 Gb. Essentially, the IECEx-certified sensors are used in IEC Zone 1 areas where explosive industrial atmospheres of IEC group IIA gases (propane or similar) may be present.
These ALTA-ISX Sensors are not only certified as intrinsically safe in explosive atmospheres of group IIA and hazardous Zone 1 environments, but they’re also:
*Review an explanation of the IECEx safety code and use requirements in the safety manuals of each Monnit ALTA-ISX Sensor.
Detect if contact is made or broken between two wired points. Ideal for monitoring tank level, physical access security, mechanical actuation, and equipment use.
Remotely monitor gas, liquid, or vapor line pressures up to 300 pounds per square in gauge (PSIG). It provides precise performance over the entire line pressure.
Measure temperatures ranging from 233°K to 393°K (-40°C to +120°C and -40°F to +247°C) using a Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) thermistor with a lead.
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