Detector – XP95® Intrinsically Safe Detector Range
EN54 approved with a 10 year warranty, XP95 IS Detectors include all the benefits of the standard XP95 range, but are developed specifically for use in hazardous areas.
There are many places where an explosive mixture of air and gas or vapour may be present continuously, intermittently or as a result of an accident. These are defined as hazardous areas by BS EN 60079, the code of practice for installation and maintenance of electrical apparatus in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Hazardous areas are common in petroleum and chemical engineering plants and in factories processing and storing gases, solvents, paints and other volatile substances. Electrical equipment for use in these areas needs to be designed so that it cannot ignite an explosive mixture, not only in normal operation but also in fault conditions. There are a number of methods available to achieve this but one of the most common is intrinsic safety.
Apollo’s IS ranges comply with MED 94/9/EC.