Lighting Upgrade, UK

We recently tendered and won a prestigious project to supply lighting and distribution control panels for an upgrade of a major UK project.

Due to the location, rigors and onerous environment where our enclosures will be placed it was decided that everything should comply with the strict quality and code of design and build for Atex Zone 2 Restricted breathing lighting & distribution boards.

Restricted breathing (Ex nR) is an Ex n type protection concept and has been around for decades. It is completely dependent on the enclosure, and seal, being of such high integrity that if a shutdown were to occur for any reason, the panel will not lose heat so quickly as to decompress thus causing the lid to implode, suck in the hazardous atmosphere, oxygen (air), and with the ignition parts inside the enclosure, then to create the environment for an explosion.

Being involved in hazardous area enclosure supply for many years the team at indEx were able to offer a complete, highly cost effective solution, design, build, wire and eventual certification with the panels being fitted this July.

The major benefit of using our zone 2 Ex nR panels is that we can build virtually any solution that would normally be executed using Ex d flameproof enclosures which are very heavy, expensive, long lead time, cumbersome, size restricted and always with excessive maintenance schedules that must be adhered to.

For more information please contact our sales department.