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Pepperl+Fuchs Blog

Pepperl+Fuchs in Katy Texas Weathers Hurricane Harvey and a Tornado

Posted by Kristen Barbour on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

On Friday, August 25th, Hurricane Harvey hit the South Texas coast. Consequently, the storm front struck our new manufacturing and warehouse building in Katy, Texas. High wind from a hurricane tornado damaged our roof structure, pulling air handling units from the roof and allowing water to enter the building.

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Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems, Industrial Monitors/ HMI, Explosion Protection Equipment

Can You Hear Me? Intrinsically Safe Smartphones on the Job

Posted by Kimberly Stover on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

ecom's Smart-Ex® 01 and Ex-Handy 09 ensure safe and clear communication with industrial-strength noise cancellation

We’ve all experienced the frustration of trying to make a phone call in a noisy environment—at a sporting event, concert, restaurant, or bar. You struggle to hear what the person on the other end is saying and find yourself yelling “what!?” or “can you repeat that!?” into the phone.

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Topics: Intrinsic Safety, Explosion Protection Equipment

Combining Explosion Protection Techniques to Reach Success

Posted by Alex Dzatko on Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Integrating complex electrical systems and components into hazardous areas typically requires combining different methods of industrial explosion protection to achieve a safe and certified solution. Our Solution Engineering Centers have the ability and the experience as a system integrator for solutions going into Zone 1 and 21 or Zone 2 and 22 areas. Our ATEX and IECEx certificates offer great flexibility, allowing  unique solutions for the challenges of putting complex electrical equipment in hazardous locations around the world.

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Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems, Approvals/ Certifications, Explosion Protection Equipment

Enclosures for Industrial Explosion Protection: Planning Makes Perfect

Posted by Patricia Stafford on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

From terminal and junction boxes to control stations, control and distribution panels, and purge and pressurization systems—with the right enclosures for hazardous areas, you’re ready for anything. It all starts with strategic planning. Proper preparation is the first step for safe, productive process automation.

There are three key considerations to keep in mind when installing an enclosure in an environment which requires industrial explosion protection.

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Topics: Explosion Protection Equipment

Ex d and Ex e: 2 Explosion Protection Types Cleverly Combined

Posted by Thomas Kasten on Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Ed. Note: In this video Thomas Kasten, Product Marketing Manager for Systems+Solutions, explains the features of the explosion protection type flameproof Ex d. With Ex d, potential ignition sources are contained inside a sturdy enclosure, so the surrounding environment is never in danger. Just about anything can be installed in this type of enclosure. However, the cost of medium to large Ex d enclosures can be very expensive. The solution: a combination of an Ex de enclosure with an Ex e termination and control unit. This helps eliminate the need for a large Ex d enclosure, which drastically cuts down the cost of the solution. It also saves time and money during maintenance, installation, and any future modifications to system. The other benefits of these Ex de solutions are demonstrated in the video.

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Topics: Explosion Protection Equipment

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