Processing Magazine

ATEX, IECEx certified multifunction calibrator

May 27, 2008
Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safely operating electronic equipment in explosive environments. An intrinsically safe calibrator is therefore designed to be incapable of causing ignition in the surrounding environment, which may have flammable materials, such as gases, mists, vapors or combustible dust in it. Intrinsically safe calibrators are designed for use in potentially explosive environments, such as oil refineries, rigs and processing plants, gas pipelines and distribution centers, petrochemical and chemical plants, as well as in pharmaceutical plants. The new ATEX and IECEx certified Beamex® MC2-IS Intrinsically Safe Multifunction Calibrator is a practical tool designed for field calibration and testing in explosive environments. It has calibration capabilities for pressure, temperature and electrical signals, and it connects to almost 20 available Beamex intrinsically safe external pressure modules. The MC2-IS is a compact-sized, lightweight portable calibrator with a large graphical display, multilingual interface and a complete numerical keyboard. Calibration with the MC2-IS is fast and simple.