Press Release: New Atex pressure switches that can stand the heat
New ATEX pressure switches can stand the heat
~ Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd (PVL) becomes the unique distributor of Orion’s ATEX certified switches ~
Due to the increase in demand for flame proof switches, PVL Ltd has launched a range of ATEX certified pressure switches across Europe. Manufactured in India by Orion Instruments, the switches range in pressure from 1.5mbar to 200bar, and compliment PVL’s existing range of Elettrotec ATEX pressure switches.
As well as ATEX, the new range of pressure switches is certified for IECEx (International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive) by BASEEFA (the British Approval Service for Electrical Equipment in Flammable Atmospheres). The series includes hydraulic, PD (Pressure Difference), high pressure and low pressure versions, all of which feature easily wired terminal blocks, stainless steel wetted parts and options including hermetically sealed micro-switches.
The Orion range of products is particularly common in the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, offshore, pharmaceutical and mining sectors. However, they can be found across industry wherever there is an explosive atmosphere; for example in sewerage treatment plants, grain handling and storage areas, on metal surface grinding applications and in aluminium processing. The switches reduce the risk of ignition in applications such as machine tools, lubrication systems and compressors used in hazardous, corrosive or explosive atmospheres.
Sussex based PVL is now the unique UK and Ireland distributor for the Orion range of switches. However, the cost effectively manufactured components are available from PVL anywhere in Europe.
David Almond, head of sales and marketing, described the new relationship with Orion, “When building a switch into an ATEX compliant application, safety is always the chief concern of the design engineer and the same applies to the OEM, systems integrator and machine builder. Our priority is to be able to provide switches that are completely reliable and that will form one of the strongest links in the chain. We understand that downtime can cost millions in many of the industry sectors where our switches are used, so we need to be certain that the partnerships we build can provide certified products that really deliver,” concluded Almond.
PVL routinely supplies conformity certificates for ATEX and IECEx when customers buy any of its certified products.
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For further information contact:
David Almond, Head of Sales and Marketing, PVL Ltd,
Unit 9 Lexden Lodge Industrial Estate, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2NQ
Telephone: 01892 664499
Fax: 01892 663690