Real-time monitoring for early detection
May 20, 2005
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Pepperl+Fuchs’ CorrTran? Corrosion Detection Transmitters satisfy Class I, Division 2 hazardous location applications, says the company. CorrTran? transmitters allow users to monitor online the effectiveness of their corrosion inhibitors, and detect and correct corrosion issues through upkeep and preventive maintenance before they become a costly problem. The detectors’ low-power design allows mounting directly within a Division 2 hazardous location, so long as the corrosive material inside the pipe is nonflammable. In this configuration, the control signal (4-20 mA circuit) must be connected in accordance with the National Electrical Code according to Division 2 wiring methods. Division 2 locations are considered hazardous only under abnormal conditions, such as a faulty valve, unexpected release, or aging seal, among others.