Hazardous Location Transmitters

The Occuptaional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Publication 3073 defines hazardous locations as areas where flammable liquids, gases or vapors or combustible dusts exist in sufficient quantities to produce an explosion or fire. In hazardous locations, specially designed equipment and special installation techniques must be used to protect against the explosive and flammable potential of these substances. Hazardous locations can also be described as those locations where electrical equipment might be installed and which, by their nature, might present a condition which could become explosive if the elements for ignition are present.

Unfortunately, flammable substances are not always avoidable, e.g., upstream Oil & Gas and Refineries. Therefore, it is of great importance that a user of electrical equipment, such as pressure transmitters and process meters, be aware of the environment in which these products will be installed. The user’s understanding of the hazard will help ensure that the electrical equipment is properly selected, installed and operated to provide a safe operating system.

Viatran’s selection of hazardous location transmitters include explosion-proof,flame-proof, non-incendive, and intrinsically safe approvals from agencies such as ATEX, CSA, CE, FM, EACEx and IECEx.

Not sure which pressure transmitter meets your needs, contact a Viatran Application Specialist at 1.800.688.0030 for assistance.


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