TWINSBURG, OH ‚â€“ Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the 6000 Series Purge Pressurization System – the latest addition to the world renowned Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS‚Â® family of purge/pressurization systems. The system comes with all Bebco family system features as standard, is user-configurable to satisfy particular applications, and can be used with enclosures up to 250 cu. ft. (7.1 cu.m.) of volume. It is also universal certified to all applicable updated standards for both Gas and Dust hazardous atmospheres. It is IECEx, cULus and ATEX directive certified, and complies with Safety Integrity Level IEC 61508 SIL 2.
The 6000 series is a complete purging system that contains the controller, pneumatic, electrical I/O and programming interface housed in a durable type 4X, IP66-rated housing. Additionally, all exposed parts are 316L (UNS31603) stainless steel, making the 6000 series well suited for use in offshore, refinery and pharmaceutical applications where corrosive or potentially explosive environments exist. For users who wish to custom fit the new purge/pressurization system to their enclosure, the 6000 series is also available in a cost effective component-kit modular version.
Purge and pressurization protection is suitable for many applications, and is one of the most flexible Ex protection solutions. Bebco EPS systems from Pepperl+Fuchs provide the means to operate general purpose equipment in classified areas, or in environments that are highly corrosive or dusty. The principle behind purge and pressurization systems is to prevent a corrosive, dusty or potentially explosive atmosphere from penetrating a closed protective housing using a standard overpressure technology. These systems control and monitor compressed instrument air or inert gas through the protected enclosure(s) so as to remove and prevent the accumulation of flammable gas, vapors or dust, thus making the inside of the pressurized enclosure safe.
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