The experienced engineers in the Solution Engineering Centers (SECs) identify the appropriate variant and design an efficient solution based on the specifications defined in close cooperation with the plant operator. On site, all cable connections are quickly completed inside an Ex e certified compartment readily equipped with appropriate cable glands and terminals.
The flameproof section normally does not need to be opened on site, which saves commissioning time. With these "flanged Ex de panels", operating and monitoring elements, such as control switches and ammeters, can be integrated into the Ex e portion, too. Later modifications and expansions are possible without the hassle of having to consider the stringent Ex d installation rules stipulated in IEC/EN 60079-14 and further safety standards. Pepperl+Fuchs has recently expanded its range of flanged panel solutions by introducing additional design variants and extended ambient temperature ranges.