Gas and Vapour Environment

Positek’s range of high-performance, intrinsically safe position sensors have been certified for use in hazardous locations

Our intrinsically safe position sensors have been certified for use in hazardous locations having attained the following accreditations:

   •   ATEX approval
   •   IECEx approval
   •   CSA approval
   •   ANZEx approval

"Harsh environments” typically consist of extremely high or low temperatures; high pressure, vibration or shock; radiation; water; dirt; aggressive chemicals; hazardous gases; or explosive dust. These are often found in industries such as aerospace, defence, oil and gas, and specialist vehicles. Within any harsh or potentially explosive environment, the high performance and reliability of machinery is crucial.

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Positek’s industrial position sensor technology is therefore well suited for use in gas atmospheres; unlike many lvdt sensors, Positek’s ATEX, ANZEx, IECEX and CSA approved position sensors operate using a single sensing coil, leaving them less vulnerable to common fractures and breakages. As with every linear sensor that we produce, our intrinsically safe sensors utilise non-contact technology, which enables them to operate without wear or interference in all applications.

Certified Equipment

The three classifications of ATEX certified equipment that we supply are as follows:

   •   'X' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive environments where hazardous gases / vapours are present
   •   'E' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive environments where hazardous gas / vapour and dust is present
   •   'M' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive hazardous gas / vapour, dust and mining environments

The classifications of CSA certified equipment that we supply are as follows:

   •   'G' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive environments where hazardous gases / vapours are present
   •   'H' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive environments where hazardous gas / vapour and dust is present

The classification of ANZEx certified equipment that we supply is:

   •   'A' Series Sensors - position sensors for use in potentially explosive hazardous gas / vapour, dust and mining environments

Where hazardous gases may be present, and in order for our sensors to comply with regulations enforced by CSA, ANZEX, IECEx and ATEX, equipment must be used in conjunction with our galvanically isolated amplifier; designed to supply the sensor with a nominal 5V and to transmit the buffered output to a safe area. 

Please speak to a member of our sales team today to discuss your CSA, ANZEX, IECEx or ATEX equipment requirements. The sensors within our range can be custom designed to meet any special requirements you may have, and can be shipped out in as little as 1-2 working days.