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Gas and Vapour Application Sensors

At Positek our range includes a number of linear and rotary sensors, which are specifically designed to ensure intrinsic safety in environments that are subject to the production of hazardous gas. 

Intrinsically safe systems restrict the flow of electrical energy into a hazardous or potentially explosive environment. Any sparks that may occur as the result of an electrical failure are therefore not strong enough to cause ignition, even when hazardous is present. 

When dealing in harsh or hazardous environments (for example one that might contain or produce hazardous gases or vapours or explosive dust), it is important to ensure all machinery used is of the correct hazardous area classification.

All of our intrinsically safe rotary and linear sensors have attained one or more of the following certifications, and are therefore suitable for applications that might produce or be exposed to hazardous gases:

    •   ATEX approval
    •   IECEx approval
    •   CSA approval

Not only has our entire product range gained industry approval; every position sensor that we manufacture employs our simple, inductive technology, and therefore delivers durability and reliability that cannot be matched by other position sensors.

Our position sensors are also extremely robust, offering outstanding performance in all hazardous gas applications over a wide temperature range. Because of this, we are proud to say that our IECEx, CSA and ATEX equipment has an extremely low failure rate.

Environments For Gas and Vapour Application Sensors

Hazardous gas and vapour are commonly found in various industries. Inorganic gases are more commonly toxic compared to organic gases though organic gases are more often present in the workplace. This type of gas is used in petrochemical and chemical industries such as feedstock, mining environments, dust environments and cargo industry.

On the other hand, inorganic gases are often found on industries that are involved with fertilisers, electronics, beverages, fuels, water treatment and food processing.

These kinds of environment are very prone to combustion thus Gas and Vapour Application Sensor is highly recommended to keep the workplace safe for all employees.

Gas and Vapour Applications Sensors from Positek

We can offer position sensors in various sizes. Each of which is designed to suit your needs but if in case you fail to find the size you need, we can create a specific size just for you.

Browse our Position Sensors on our website – contact us for more information or to discuss your application.

Article published on: 22/07/2021