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Major innovation: Fonteck launches a new flameproof compressor for hazardous areas

  • Launch of a new flameproof compressor
  • The most comprehensive protection on the market (Ex p + Ex d)
  • ATEX/IECEx certification delivered by the LCIE

 Meet global needs of explosion protection, a lot of equipment for use in hazardous areas only offered partial answers. This is the case of air conditioning and industrial refrigeration systems. Moreover, in the European Union, electrical and mechanical machinery operated in explosive atmospheres must comply with regulations ATEX / IECEx.

In this perspective, Fonteck and A2S companies developed an explosion-proof compressor * with the highest level of safety for installation in Zone 1 and Zone 2 for gas environments, zones 21 and 22 for dust environments.

“To achieve this, we have developed a compressor protection for both mechanical and electrical. With this major innovation, we can now offer the market a semi-hermetic refrigeration compressor which received last August, ATEX and IECEx certifications delivered by the LCIE ** “said Nicolas Sevestre, CEO of A2S, which reported an global demand for Ex compressors between 1000 and 1500 units per year by 2020.
Two years of work were needed to develop the main enclosure and the explosion protection of each component ie, junction box, temperature sensor, transmitter, solenoid valve, immersion heater in the oil pan, then get tested in the laboratory and finally achieve the ATEX / IECEx certification.

This innovation will benefit both types of markets. First, the manufacturers of compressors who wish to develop an Flameproof range through an industrial cooperation. On the other hand, the end-users and their subcontractors looking to equip facilities with the best protected equipment on the market.

“Latest product in our Ex HVAC range, the compressor will allow us, both from a technical point of view than in the way of marketing, to differentiate ourselves in the market,” said Nicolas Sevestre.

** N° de certification: LCIE 15 ATEX 3030 X (Ex 2 II GD Exd IIB T4)

 

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