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Explosion approved Dominic 3/31/2006
I'm reading ITC for a while now and find a lot of good infrared case-problem and good results.
Sorry for my "not perfect english" but i'm french canadian from Montreal.
Here is the fact:
One of my client ask me if my Flir EX320 is explosion proof. I'm searching a lot but found nothing about it.
Does infrared camera is class 1, division 1, group C and D approved.
The company is doing chemical solvant transformation.. Something like that.
Thanks a lot
Dominic
Thermocad inc.
 
Re:Explosion approved Bob Berry 3/31/2006
No, your camera is not explosion proof. There is I believe an enclosure available for it that is Atex aproved. You could fit your camera into the enclosure and use it as an explosion proof camera. I have'nt seen this yet, or had an opportunity to try it out. I can see advantages with its use. I dont know the transmission rate of the associated optics, but I dont think you will be able to compensate for this in your camera, and this will present additional difficulties in achieving accurate/reliable temperature measurement.

The enclosure is not a Flir product, I think it is manufactured by Hawk IR.

To be honest I work in plenty of facilities that have explosion proof areas and usually have no problems other than the need for a hot works permit.
 
Re:Explosion approved Dominic 3/31/2006
Thanks a lot Bob. I would like to say to my client that is explosion proof.. but I have to be honest with myself that is not..
Other people have any experience with that type of industries? Thank you everyone
Dominic
 
Re:Explosion approved TJB 4/1/2006
Hello Dominic,

I work in the offshore petrochemical industry and believe our rig complex just upgraded its FLIR E-Series fleet to the product Bob mentioned, it is marketed under the tradename "ExCAM" by Hawk IR.

The system demonstrated to us was much more than a simple "enclosure" as Bob mentioned. Once upgraded to the ExCAM configuration you can enter a Zone I classified hazardous area without the need for permits (don't know how that translates to Class I Div I, we work to ATEX). Prior to ExCAM we had to ask for permits, as there was no alternative they were sometimes issued. However from a due diligance point of view we have a duty to work safely, ExCAM was the answer.

On the optics front, we had the same concern as Bob, however we checked the demo ExCAM with a blackbody and found there was no effect on temperature as a result of the upgrade. Not sure how they do that, but it works!

We don't have an EX320 but I am told there is an ExCAM version for this model also, check out the Hawk IR website, there should be some information on there http://www.hawk-ir.com/

Hopefully the systems will be delivered by the time I get back offshore, will post some in field feedback then. Or feel free to contact me by email tjbaroque@ausi.com.

Good luck and stay safe!


TJB
 
Re:Explosion approved Dominic 4/3/2006
Hello TJB,
If I understand your explaination, your are talking about a "cover" for ir camera to get it safe for hazardous zone. But when I red the hawk link you posted, I understand it's a new IR CAMERA. Am I right? My camera is brand new and I don't have money to by a new one hehe.
I'm little bit confused between your explanaition and the Hawk's one.

Can somebody give some light or confirm what i'm saying?

Thank you
Dominic

 
Re:Explosion approved TJB 4/4/2006
You don't need to buy a whole new camera, you can retro-upgrade your current system Ex320 to "Explosion Proof" by sending it to Hawk IR.

TJB
 
Re:Explosion approved Dominic 4/12/2006
Oh yeah !
Thanks mister.

Dominic
 
Re:Explosion approved Tony Holliday (HAWK IR) 3/31/2007
Hi Dominic,

Hawk IR International manufacture the worlds only "Explosion Proof" Certified portable IR camera for using in hazardous locations.

For more information, please visit http://www.hawkthermography.com/ or to schedule a demo http://www.safeinfrared.com/.

Please feel free to email me with any specific questions.

Best regards,


Tony Holliday
Hawk IR International Ltd.
Email. tony.holliday@hawk-ir.com
Web. http://www.hawk-ir.com/
 
Re:Explosion approved arbsir 5/12/2007
Tony Holliday (HAWK IR) wrote:
nic,

Hawk IR International manufacture the worlds only "Explosion Proof" Certified portable IR camera for using in hazardous locations.

For more information, please visit http://www.hawkthermography.com/ or to schedule a demo http://www.safeinfrared.com/.

Please feel free to email me with any specific questions.

Best regards,


Tony Holliday
Hawk IR International Ltd.
Email. tony.holliday@hawk-ir.com
Web. http://www.hawk-ir.com/
Hi Tony,
Do you have certified cover(enclosure) for Flir P65 and thermacam E300 so that it can be used in Class I Div.2 areas? How much it cost?

Regards,
arbsiregar@yahoo.com
 


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