3 Reasons the PRX Excels in Explosive Situations

hazardous locations iconIf you have important material levels that need to be monitored in Class I hazardous areas, you know that safe equipment is a necessity. What starts as a spark here, or a bit of overheated metal over there, can end up as a very loud (and costly) BOOM. APG’s new True Echo™ Series PRX Explosion Proof Pulse Radar Level Transmitter is an excellent choice for safe and reliable level measurements in those hazardous areas. It combines the unparalleled accuracy of radar level measurement with several safety factors. Let’s take a look.

Three Reasons Why The PT-405 Excels in Harsh Environments

MONSTER TRUCKWhat is it about a pressure transducer that makes it fit for use in harsh environments? "Insanely strong," "unbelievably tough," "the grittiest of them all," and other things that might be yelled by the announcer at a monster truck rally come to mind. And while grading pressure sensors on the "Monster Truck Scale of AWESOMENESS!" might not be helpful, thinking about a pressure sensor surviving a monster truck rally gives us a good jumping off point (just like the truck ramp!) for looking at why the Series PT-405 Explosion Proof, Heavy Duty Pressure Transducer excels in harsh environments.

APG Introduces New Series PT-405 Explosion Proof, Heavy Duty Pressure Transducer

APG's New PT-405 Explosion Proof Pressure Transducer

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces the new Series PT-405 Explosion Proof, Heavy Duty Pressure Transducer.

The PT-405 offers unbeatable performance in harsh conditions and hazardous locations. The PT-405 carries a Class I, Division 1, Explosion Proof rating from CSA, an IP65 rated case, and single seal construction for the highest safety factor. With ranges up to 30,000 psi, and outputs including 4-20 mA, 0-5 or 0-10 VDC, and RS-485/Modbus RTU, the PT-405 is as versatile as it is tough.


APG Introduces Three New True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters

APG's New True Echo™ Pulse Radar Transmitter

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces three new True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters: the Series PRL for Liquids, the Series PRS Dual Frequency for Solids, and the Series PRX Explosion Proof.

True Echo™ Pulse Radar Transmitters bring the unassailable accuracy of radar level readings to several difficult settings: liquids, solids, and Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations. All True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters come with either a 50’ (15m) or 100’ (30m) range, an accuracy of ±0.25% of maximum range, and an output resolution of 6.1 μA.

Prevent Dangerous Benzene Exposure During Flowback Operations

Frack and flowback tankIn a recent cooperation between NIOSH, the government agency for researching work-related injury and illness, and private partners in drilling and well servicing found that workers involved in flowback operations where exposed to elevated levels of benzene, a known carcinogen.

The preliminary results of their study were published on the CDC blog last month. The study was conducted by taking urine samples of workers at the end of their shift. The study also included, “short-term and full-shift personal breathing zone and area air sampling for exposures to benzene and other hydrocarbons.”

What Is The Difference Between Explosion Proof And Intrinsically Safe Sensors?

hazardous locations are common in industryPutting electrical equipment in a hazardous location is a big deal. Choosing the wrong sensor turns from expensive to life threatening. So how do you select the right level sensor or pressure transmitter?

You have to understand hazardous locations.

Sensor Design

This is even difficult for many who deal with hazardous locations on a day-to-day basis. If you’re ever confused...

Explosion Proof Protection Method for Hazardous Locations

M1 military helmet has been used to contain explosions from hand-grenadesWe’ve spent some time in the last two weeks discussing hazardous locations and the intrinsic safety protection method. Check out those posts if you’d like to catch up on the subject material. In today’s post, we’ll cover the explosion proof protection method, and how it keeps a hazardous location from ending up in a ball of flames.