Ex barrier and intrinsically safe pressure sensors ? an inseparable pair

Within Jubilant , intrinsically safe pressure sensors may only be utilized in hazardous areas if they’re installed in conjunction with an Ex barrier. The combination of pressure sensor and Ex barrier must meet up with the ?Proof intrinsic safety? relative to the 94/9/EC ATEX directive. Not absolutely all combinations of sensor and barrier from different manufacturers fulfil this problem.
On the one hand, it can be that the safety or Ex characteristic values usually do not match, alternatively, the functional characteristics must match your application. So, even though the safety-related data match, the couple of Ex barrier and pressure sensor may not match since, for instance, both components work ?passively?.
(Additional information on the subject ?active?/?passive? can be found in your blog article ?Electrical circuitry for pressure sensors: when is a sensor active, and when passive??)
Therefore, factors to consider that you only use barriers and sensors together whose safety-related data and function-related data match each other. We therefore directly recommend, inside our intrinsically safe pressure sensors? data sheets, a potentially compatible intrinsically safe Ex barrier.
If you have any more questions, our sales department will gladly offer you a detailed application consultation.

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