Posts Tagged ‘hazardous area’

LED Lighting for Hazardous Locations

Posted in Discrete and Industrial, Electrical Components and Lighting on Thursday, October 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Anthony Di Domenico and Ajay Tripathi presented on Zone 1 hazardous lighting solutions at the 2018 Emerson Exchange conference. LED light sources contain no pressurized gas, hot filaments or arc sources. They also don’t require frequent service or replacement. The National Electric Code (NEC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization […]

Liquidtight and Vibration-Proof Electrical Cable Connectors and Fittings

Posted in Electrical Reliability on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. No comments yet
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This is one for those electrical engineers out there. When I was interning on offshore oil & gas platforms in my college years back in the 1980s, I learned there was a lot more than just making an electrical connection between electrical devices (motors, sensors, etc.) and the remote terminal unit or PLC. There were […]

Simplifying Hazardous Area Instrumentation Inspections

Posted in Wireless on Monday, March 23rd, 2015. 2 comments so far
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If your process includes hazardous locations, you can appreciate the extra care that must be taken with the wiring to instrumentation located in these areas. And ongoing testing of these transmitters and final control elements poses challenges as well. In a Control Engineering article, Inspecting instruments installed in hazardous locations, Emerson’s Ian MacDonald describes how […]

Wireless Devices in Hazardous Locations

Posted in Power & Grounding, Wireless on Monday, November 29th, 2010. No comments yet
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My ControlGlobal – The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking RSS feed alerted me to a post, Antennas – Wireless Achilles Heel? As the title implies, it raises the question about antennas on wireless devices when installed in hazardous areas. The post opens: While attending the WirelessHART seminar a while back we had a […]

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