Responding to the demand to safely protect power and data cabling in today’s interconnected world, Flexicon has launched its most extensive flexible conduit ‘Products and Solutions Guide for Hazardous Areas.’
Says Tim Creedon, Sales & Marketing Director for Flexicon: “Failure to protect power and or data cabling in areas with the potential risk of explosion can be catastrophic for safety and operational efficiency.
“It has never been more important to specify cable protection correctly to ensure on-going operation throughout a system’s life and protect people, property and processes. Hazardous areas, by their nature, present many risks and depending on the application the hazards faced can vary enormously. The risk of explosion due to operating environments, flammable liquids, gases or dust, hazards such as the ingress of water, corrosion, exposure to chemicals, impact, crushing, fire, UV light and vandalism can all impact significantly.
“Our new specification guide features 16 different cable protection solutions for use in hazardous areas. The guide makes it easy to specify a system of both conduit and gland or fitting to provide the right level of protection.”
The 46-page guide highlights many of the potential hazards faced by cabling, using simple icons. It is focused on product solutions for hazardous areas and features Flexicon’s range of flameproof barrier glands with the latest IECEx, ATEX and CU-TR certification. It also features conduits for hygienic applications and Flexicon’s new stainless steel annular corrugated conduit systems, FSS and FSSBRD.
With an easy-to-use selection table, specifiers and engineers can quickly compare the performance properties of the sixteen different conduit systems and the variety of glands and fittings.
Continues Creedon: “It is not enough to select the correct flexible conduit; installers also have to match it to the right fitting according to the application. It is often the conduit-to-fitting and fitting-to-equipment interfaces that are crucial for protection and this guide offers an effective tool to aid this specification process.”