Advantech Announces ADAM-4000 and ADAM-6000 Series Have Received UL Approved Class 1, Division 2 Certification
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has announced its remote I/O modules – ADAM-4000 and ADAM-6000 Series have been certified with Class 1, Division 2 Groups A,B,C,D approval, for use in hazardous locations, i.e. gas, mining, oil or petrochemical industry where highly flammable substances may be produced, processed, stored, and transported to ensure the safety of the industrial facility. Certified for use in the oil and gas industries, the Advantech ADAM-4000 Series and ADAM-6000 Series are Class 1, Division 2 certified meaning that it won’t cause explosions if gases, vapors and liquids are present.
The National Electric Code (NEC) defines hazardous locations as the areas “where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers.” Hazardous locations are classified in three ways by the NEC: Type, Condition, and Nature. Class 1 locations are areas where flammable gases may be present in sufficient quantities to produce explosive or flammable mixtures. Division 2 is an environment where flammable gases, vapors, liquids, combustible dusts or ignitable fibers are not likely to exist under normal operating conditions.
Advantech’s remote I/O modules, including repeaters, converters, and both RS-485 based and Ethernet-based remote data acquisition modules, provide ideal industrial automation, control, and measurement solutions for harsh environments and demanding applications. What’s more, with a wide operating temperature range and multiple mounting methods, Advantech’s ADAM Series can be implemented across diverse applications, making the systems always connected and reliable.