Planners and operators must get to grips with explosion protection before establishing new systems or converting them. People and systems must never be placed at risk. Companies also need to provide evidence that explosion protection measures have been taken and the relevant standards have been observed – including in process gas measurement. In addition to standard-compliant globally applicable products and solutions for use in potentially explosive areas, SICK’s certified experts also offer advice and expertise.
Regulations and standards for the prevention of explosions differ worldwide. The approval process for equipment certification permitting use in hazardous areas varies according to the region. To meet the requirements of its international clients, SICK continues to develop and certify solutions according to international standards.
A wide product portfolio for applications in potentially explosive areas
A general distinction is made between primary and secondary explosion protection. Primary explosion protection includes measures for monitoring the concentration of oxygen or combustible substances (approximately 80% of all industrial dust is explosive). The aim is to prevent the formation of a potentially explosive atmosphere. Secondary explosion protection involves measures targeted at preventing sources of ignition inside or on a device. SICK offers certified solutions for the main types of ignition protection: protection provided by housing, pressure-resistant casing, intrinsic safety, increased safety and pressurized apparatus.
More information about the solutions:
- Photoelectric sensors
- Inductive proximity sensors
- Safety light curtains
- Vibrating level switches
- Gas analyzers
- Dust measuring devices
- Ultrasonic gas flow measuring devices