Feb. 13, 2013
-- (Cincinnati, OH –February 2013) –
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has announced that its remote I/O modules, the ADAM-4000 series and ADAM-6000 series, have been certified with Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D approval for use in hazardous locations, i.e. gas, mining, oil or petrochemical industry where highly flammable substances may be produced, processed, stored, and transported to ensure the safety of the industrial facility. These modules are certified that they will not cause explosions if gases, vapors and liquids are present.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) defines hazardous locations as the areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers.” Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the NEC: Type, Condition, and Nature. Class I locations are areas where flammable gases may be present in sufficient quantities to produce explosive or flammable mixtures. Division 2 is an environment where flammable gases, vapors, liquids, combustible dusts or ignitable fibers are not likely to exist under normal operating conditions.
Advantech’s remote I/O modules, including repeaters, converters, and both RS-485-based and Ethernet-based remote data acquisition modules, provide ideal industrial automation, control, and measurement solutions for harsh environments and demanding applications. What’s more, with a wide operating temperature range and multiple mounting methods, these modules can be implemented across diverse applications, making the systems always connected and reliable.
For more information or to purchase these products or any other Advantech line of products, please contact Advantech directly or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.