Ex barrier and intrinsically safe pressure sensors ? an inseparable pair

Within the European Community, intrinsically safe pressure sensors may only be used in hazardous areas if they are installed together with an Ex barrier. The combination of pressure sensor and Ex barrier must meet the ?Proof of intrinsic safety? relative to the 94/9/EC ATEX directive. Not absolutely all combinations of sensor and barrier from different manufacturers fulfil this condition.
On the main one hand, it could be that the safety or Ex characteristic values usually do not match, alternatively, the functional characteristics must also match your application. So, even if the safety-related data match, the pair of Ex barrier and pressure sensor may not match since, for instance, both components work ?passively?.
(Additional information about them ?active?/? เกจวัดแรงดันnuovafima ? can be found in your blog article ?Electrical circuitry for pressure sensors: when is really a sensor active, so when passive??)
Therefore, factors to consider that you merely use barriers and sensors together whose safety-related data and function-related data match one another. We therefore directly recommend, inside our intrinsically safe pressure sensors? data sheets, a potentially compatible intrinsically safe Ex barrier.
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