Processing Magazine

Bebco EPS® 6000 Series Purge/Pressurization System for hazardous locations

July 10, 2008
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the 6000 Series Purge Pressurization System - the latest addition to the Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS® family of purge/pressurization systems. The system comes with all Bebco family system features as standard, is user-configurable to satisfy particular applications, and can be used with enclosures up to 250 cu. ft. (7.1 cu.m.) of volume. It is also universal certified to all applicable updated standards for both gas and dust hazardous atmospheres. It is IECEx, cULus and ATEX directive certified, and complies with Safety Integrity Level IEC 61508 SIL 2. The 6000 series is a complete purging system that contains the controller, pneumatic, electrical I/O and programming interface housed in a durable type 4X, IP66-rated housing. Additionally, all exposed parts are 316L (UNS31603) stainless steel, making the 6000 series well suited for use in offshore, refinery and pharmaceutical applications where corrosive or potentially explosive environments exist. For users who wish to custom fit the new purge/pressurization system to their enclosure, the 6000 series is also available in a cost effective component-kit modular version. Universal mounting options facilitate easy integration into existing or customized systems, and enable the unit to be mounted to the enclosure in any vertical or horizontal orientation. The unit’s “smart vent” works on all enclosure sizes, and includes a gravity-free flapper and rotatable vent cap with spark arrestor that allows the vent to also be mounted in any orientation – even inside the enclosure.