Accelerometers Approved For More Critical Applications
NEW PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
26th June 2008
For Immediate Release
ACCELEROMETERS APPROVED FOR MORE CRITICAL APPLICATIONS
The established range of SENSONICS PZS accelerometers have been recertified to allow an even wider scope of applications as a result of their gaining the highest standard for intrinsic safety ATEX (EEx ia). Currently utilised throughout industry for machine vibration monitoring in potentially explosive atmospheres, applications for the PZS device include motors, pumps and power turbines. This recertification now permits use on an extended range of gas turbine sets.
PZS accelerometers enable safe operation to be maintained in the event of two component failures in a hydrogen gas atmosphere. This performance has now been extended to include operation up to 100°C with a maximum loaded capacitance rating of 47nF for Class IIC environments in a 28.5V circuit.
Applications for the PZS can now include installations where cable runs in excess of 400 metres can be achieved in the hazardous area utilising industry standard cable and safety barriers. ENDS.