In the dangerous world of industrial fluid control, an explosion proof actuator is the James Bond of equipment. Its sophisticated circuitry is designed to contain any internal explosion and prevent ignition, a key consideration in hazardous locations where flammable gases are prevalent.
Explosion-Proof Electric Actuators automate quarter turn valves and dampers and offer visual and electrical indication of the valve position as well as a manual override for additional safety. With their ATEX, IECEx and CE certifications, they meet international standards to provide safe operation in hazardous gas and dust environments.
The rugged housing of these actuators is sealed to prevent sparks or heat from reaching the interior, and the motor windings are encapsulated in resin to eliminate sparking. The result is an incredibly powerful, compact servomotor that can deliver high-torque and precision control in the harshest conditions.
Moog offers an extensive line of Explosion-Proof Servomotors for use in hazardous environments. These actuators are certified to UL HazLoc, ATEX and IECEx for use in applications such as enameling, chemical processing and turbines.
Whether you’re working in a coal mine or oil refinery, a granary or bakery, a water treatment plant or a paper mill, the right actuator is crucial to your success. Learn how an explosion proof electric actuator can help you work safely in these volatile environments, from the design phase to installation and maintenance. Featuring the latest STX and SQX ranges of explosion proof actuators, this article focuses on the BERNARD CONTROLS application of these models at the Raffinerie du Midi – GPSPC oil storage installation in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France. Explosion-Proof Electric Actuators