IEC 60079 and other IECEx Standards

Monday, February 10, 2020

The IECEx System is based on the use of International Standards, such as IEC Standards. Read more

Area Classifications

Monday, February 10, 2020

These methods include apparatus designed to prevent the entry of flammable dust or gas into the interior, apparatus that is strong enough to contain and cool any combustion gases produced internally or electrical devices designed to prevent a spark strong enough to ignite a specific hazardous gas. Read more

Hazardous Areas and Basic Risk Control Measures

Monday, February 10, 2020

A fire and explosion can end up with devastating consequences, resulting in serious injuries or death of employees and others, as well as considerable damage to property. A person conducting a business or undertaking work must prevent the possibility of fire or explosion from an ignition of flammable substances associated with a hazardous area or a hazardous atmosphere.Read more

What is IECEx?

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

ECEx System ObjectiveRead more

Keep Up To Date on Australian Standards for Hazardous Areas

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Standards Australia have the following ways of keeping up-to-dateRead more

IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding Govan Products

Friday, December 07, 2012

s from 1st December 2012, Govan has become a brand of Pepperl+Fuchs(Aust) Pty LtdRead more

Explosion protection with Electric Actuators

Monday, August 02, 2010

Electric actuators are used in applications where potentially explosive atmospheres may occur. This includes among others refineries, pipelines, oil and gas exploration or even mining. In case potentially explosive gas-air-mixtures or gas-dust-mixtures occur, the actuator may not act as ignition source. Basically, hot surfaces on the actuator as well as ignition sparks created by the actuator have to be avoided. This can be achieved by a flameproof enclosure, for example; i.e. the housing is designed as to prevent ignition sparks from leaving the housing even in case of an explosion inside. Read more