Why Use Flexicon Flexible Conduit Over Cable For ATEX Hazardous Area Applications ?

By Chris Dodds on 8th September, 2014

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Why Use Flexicon Flexible Conduit Over Cable For ATEX Hazardous Area Applications ?

Flexicon Flexible Conduit For Hazardous Areas.

Ex d Flameproof requirements insist that cable used in hazardous areas should be a considerably compact circular cable with extruded bedding and using fillers that are non-hygroscopic.

Thought should also be given to the volume of cable required and how it will be terminated. If numerous cables are to be terminated at the same point, the size of glanding panel may impact on the required control box enclosure size.

Using Flexicon flexible conduit systems removes these issuesATEX Exd Hazardous Area - Flexicon Cable Conduits as cables can be run through a protective flameproof conduit when terminated using Flexicon Exd flameproof glands, allowing multi-cores to share the same space and so reduce the number of cable entry points required into the control box.

ATEX certified cable protection is achieved in hazardous areas using Flexicon Exd Conduit Glands to terminate flexible conduit in zoned areas.

Calculating the cross-sectional area of the cables to be run through a single conduit will enable the correct specification and selection of conduit system required for hazardous areas where ATEX conformance is required.

Typcial Flexicon ATEX Hazardous Area Flexible Conduit applications include cable protection for skids, control boxes, panels, enclosures, isolators, motors, winches, generators, pumps, accomodation units and CCTV systems.

3 Options - Flexible Hazardous Area Flexible ConduitsATEX Conduit - Hazardous Area Flexicon Conduits

LTP Flexicon Flexible Conduits - Galvanised Steel, PVC Coated, Liquid Tight Overbraid Conduit. Oil Resistant.

LTPHC Flexicon Flexible Conduits - Galvanised Steel Thermoplastic Rubber, Liquid Tight Conduit.

LTPPU Flexicon Flexible Conduits

Flexicon flexible conduit systems used with a flameproof barrier gland can provide the following benefits over cable:

Flexicon Flexible Conduit - Hazardous AreaSimplified cable termination and greater enclosure integrity

Flexicon Flexible Conduit - Low Smoke Zero HalogenReduced installation time - less cable terminations

Flexicon Flexible Conduit - Low Smoke and FumeCable is mechanically protected by flexible conduit

Flexicon Hazardous Area Flexible Conduit No need for specialist cables

Flexicon Flexible Conduit - EMC ScreeningCan provide EMC screening (braided version)

No need for use of SWA cables

Flameproof integrity with ATEX certified cable glands

Future proofing the installation - easier to upgrade


Flexicon Flexible Conduit Hazardous Area Applications

IEC IECEX EX GOST - Hazardous Area Flameproof ConduitFlexicon are continually investing in new product development to ensure superior cable protection in safety critical and hazardous areas.

Flexicon have reputation for manufacturing innovation and excellence and are accredited to ISO9001 2008 British Standards and BS EN IEC 61386 Worldwide Standard for conduit systems.

Flexicon’s EXD barrier glands have been tested and accredited by SIRA to both ATEX and IECEx Ex d, Ex e and Ex ta applications and also have GOST approval.


  ATEX Conduit - LTPPU Flexicon Conduit 


Flexicon Flexible Conduit Solutions for Hazardous Areas

Video : Flexicon Barrier Glands. Installation video demonstrating how Flexicon's EXD Flameproof Barrier Gland are connected onto Flexicon's Liquidtight Flexible Conduit and terminated into an enclosure.


Flexicon Flexible Conduits & Fittings for Hazardous Areas

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