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Ecom ATEX Hazardous Area Product Range

Ecom ATEX Hazardous Area Product Range

Thorne & Derrick Are Leading International Distributors Of Hazardous Area Communications Equipment

Ecom mobile hazardous area communications equipment enables constant, reliable and intrinsically safe communication whilst working in and around potentially hazardous areas and explosive atmospheres.

Ecom mobile communication and hazardous area computing products are ATEX and IECEx certified, suitable for use in Zone 1, Zone 2 hazardous areas and increase productivity by removing the need for workers to use comms equipment outside their working area.

Intrinsic safety is a technical product characteristic based on the specific design of each product that guarantees an unsafe situation will not occur even in the event of a product fault. This guarantee is typically achieved by way of pre-determined or rated breaking points and special power sources.

All of these measures ensure an unsafe, dangerous situation cannot arise.

Hazardous Area Certification

Hazardous Area Certification

Hazardous Area Communications – Selection & Application. How To Choose The Correct Product

Key factors to consider when choosing your hazardous area communications equipment:

  • Zone rating – Zone 1, Zone 2
  • Hazardous area rating requirements – ATEX, IECEx, GOST
  • Product requirements – making calls, internet access, functionality
  • Environment

ATEX communications – The Importance Intrinsically Safe Equipment

Ecom hazardous area communications equipment is widely used in many industries the world over including oil & gas, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, but also textile, cosmetic, aerospace, automotive, food, agricultural, mining and munitions industries.

The global oil and gas industry requires communication equipment be intrinsically safe due to the nature of the areas in which oil and gas production occurs.

Ecom equipment is certified to global certifications including ATEX and IECEx and can be used in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas dependent on specific product specifications.

Ecom Hazardous Area Communications For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

Ecom Hazardous Area Communications For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

The range of hazardous area communications product from Ecom can provide a complete site comms system that is suitable for use in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas meaning productivity is increased and downtime reduced.

It is vital when working in an industry with many potentially explosive atmospheres, that communications equipment is secure and certified for use in these areas. If they are not, potential sparks or any electrical discharge from anything such as a mobile phone or laptop can come into contact with explosives liquids or gases resulting in potential loss of life, plant downtime and damage to property.

Ecom Hazardous Area Communications provide direct and remote communications for workers within Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas. These products remove the need to stop working to communicate resulting in less plant downtime.

Ecom Hazardous Area Communications provide direct and remote communications for workers within Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas. These products remove the need to stop working to communicate resulting in less plant downtime.

Video: Ecom Instruments Intrinsically Safe Smartphone – Smart-Ex® 01

The Smart Ex01 is an ultra rugged, intrinsically safe mobile for use within Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas and is IP68 rated against dust and water. Key features of this hazardous area mobile phone include a 4.0″ touch screen suitable for use with gloves on, high visibility in direct sunlight, shock and scratch resistant Gorilla glass and collaborative working.

In addition, lone worker protection, productivity applications and process automation make working and communicating within hazardous areas easier and ever than ever before.

Oil And Gas Industry Focus – How To Benefit From Cloud Computing In The Oil & Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is ever changing and with the falling price of a barrel of oil and many companies constantly looking to improve efficiency, the move towards cloud based computing is a natural progression. Cloud based computing is having all resources available in one, remotely accessible place, usually stored on a server that is accessible only to those with the adequate permissions.

Oil and gas companies can truly utilise cloud based computing to accurately predict any failures before they happen and to track & analyse assets from receiving them to end of life. This type of computing and technology from Ecom enables workers and engineers to share, collect and analyse data instantly within hazardous areas.

By combing cloud computing with Ecom’s range of hazardous area communications equipment, the oil and gas industry can streamline, improve workplace efficiency and improve worker safety.

Cloud Computing In The Oil And Gas Industry

Cloud Computing In The Oil And Gas Industry

T&D service the global oil and gas industry and provide a fully comprehensive, procurement supply from a single source. This includes all hazardous area communications. Ecom instruments are typically used on petroleum drilling platforms, refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas.

In addition, the range of products are certified for use on utility gas plants, and operations involving storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas.

Video: ecom instruments – Mobile Safety

The principle behind ecom for the past 20 years has been “Your safety as a measure of our actions”. This principle is a considerable motivator for the team of ecom engineers, developers and specialist manufacturers.

Their ideas and vision drive the hazardous area communications products to make sure the Ex-area is safer, more flexible and more efficient.

Hazardous Area Communications – Blogs

FAQ’s

Q1/ Are your mobile phones certified for use in multiple rated hazardous areas?

A1/ Yes. Ecom hazardous area mobile phones are certified for use in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 applications and can be provided

Read: ecom Tab-Ex Series Hazardous Area Tablet – World’s First Zone 1 Div 1 Tablet Computer

How Can T&D Help?

As major distributors for the Ecom range of hazardous area communications, T&D can provide expert technical information and support for all hazardous area communications requirements. Should you require any technical assistance when ordering or specifying, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

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