The Deep Water Horizon catastrophe has focused attention on risk situations in hazardous environments. As this dramatic accident clearly demonstrates, the operating company can be held liable for any damage caused.
More than ever before, companies can expect zero tolerance when it comes to submitting the necessary approvals for devices used in such hazardous locations. Only the right documentation can prove to national and legal authorities that the operating company has done everything within its power to assure the safety of its assets.
Hirschmann™ Profibus PRO series of Repeaters
It may therefore be reassuring to know that the Profibus PRO series of repeaters has recently been approved according to the European ATEX standard for use in ATEX Zone 2. With the cUL Class 1 Div 2 approval already available from January 2010, we now have all the pre-requisites for selling to the oil and gas industry and to chemical plants in the key regions. The new certification significantly strengthens our competitive position in these industries, where approvals are mandatory.
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