TWINSBURG, OH (May 2019) — Pepperl+Fuchs, known for its leading explosion protection products, will showcase process automation solutions for the oil and gas industry at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Find Pepperl+Fuchs at booth #4261 in Hall A of the NRG Center.
From May 6 to 9, Pepperl+Fuchs will be highlighting solutions such as the new Bebco EPS® 7500 Type Z/Ex pzc purge and pressurization system, the Zone1/21 VisuNet IXD HMI featuring VisuNet RM Shell 5 firmware, Viator® HART modems, a new HART communicator kit featuring ProComSol software, GUB and EJB Ex d/explosion-proof enclosures, K-System interface technology, and Type 4X/Division 2 suitable, ATEX/IECEx-rated cable glands.
Bebco EPS 7500 Purge and Pressurization System
The new Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS Type Z/Ex pzc 7500 series purge and pressurization system is a universally powered, globally certified system for Zone 2/22 and Division 2 hazardous areas. It not only provides purged pressurization protection—it also continuously monitors enclosure conditions, makes automatic pressure adjustments, and provides an output alarm for reliable protection. A high-end yet economical system, it offers unique features for reliable explosion protection in an extremely compact housing. Available as a fully automatic or manual system, the 7500 series can be configured with four pressure points in five selectable programs. The large, multi-feature touch display enables convenient setup and gives users access to key parameters. In addition to the display, status LEDs simplify operation with visibility from a distance of up to 70 feet. The extended temperature range of -40 °C to +70 °C, combined with a rugged housing, makes the 7500 series a perfect solution for the oil and gas industry.
VisuNet IXD 2100 HMI
The VisuNet IXD 2100 HMI from Pepperl+Fuchs offers reliable performance in harsh environments. The VisuNet IXD can be used in direct sunlight and in temperatures of up to +60 °C. The 19-inch high brightness display has an optically bonded touch screen that minimizes reflections and improves image quality and contrast. The optional sunshield counteracts direct sunlight. The VisuNet IXD can withstand temperature changes ranging from -20 °C to +60 °C, making it impervious to challenging weather conditions, and the marine grade aluminum housing is optimized for the outdoors, preventing corrosion in rain, snow, or marine environments. A key advantage of the VisuNet IXD is its modular design. It consists of a display, power supply, and computer, and enables operators to replace components independently in the event of a failure or upgrade. The VisuNet IXD is the lightest in the industry, weighing only 50 pounds, and is certified for ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21 hazardous locations.
VisuNet RM Shell 5 Firmware
VisuNet IXD Remote Monitors are equipped with VisuNet RM Shell 5, the latest generation of firmware for Pepperl+Fuchs’ thin client solutions. The VisuNet RM Shell 5 firmware is pre-installed and pre-configured for various control systems. This makes it quick and easy to get Pepperl+Fuchs thin clients up and running. The latest generation of VisuNet RM Shell is based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB, which includes long-term security updates from Microsoft. In addition, VisuNet RM Shell 5 comes with integrated security mechanisms that protect the system from malware and viruses.
Viator HART Modems
Viator HART modems offer a reliable solution for commissioning and servicing HART devices. Viator interfaces, available in both general-purpose and hazardous-location models, are the perfect link between a PC or handheld and HART-capable devices. These economical HART communicators combine ease of use, portability, and advanced features to support technicians during commissioning and servicing of field devices. Each compact, lightweight modem is packed with functionality and remarkably easy to connect and use. All models are made of durable, industrial-grade polycarbonate and are compatible with 32- and 64-bit Windows® 7, 8, XP, 10, or Vista.
HART Communicator Kit for Hazardous Areas
Pepperl+Fuchs is introducing a new HART communicator kit for hazardous areas, including CSA, ATEX, and IECEx certifications. The kit uses the popular Tab-Ex® series of Android tablets from Pepperl+Fuchs’ ecom brand, along with a Viator HART modem, and the DevComDroid DD-based smart communicator app for Android. The HART communicator kit provides a full-feature productivity platform at a price lower than that of a single HART communicator.
The DevComDroid app is a full-functionality HART communicator that comes preloaded on the Tab-Ex tablet. Other apps are available from the ecom instruments website or from the Google Play Store. With the addition of device management, inspection, and safety apps, the Tab-Ex becomes more than a HART communicator. It turns into a versatile, time-saving tool for hazardous areas in the oil and gas industry.
EJB/GUB Ex d / Explosion-Proof Certified Enclosures
Pepperl+Fuchs offers a broad portfolio of electrical equipment and solutions for installing and controlling machinery and electrical networks in harsh environments and hazardous areas. The EJB and GUB series of Ex d certified enclosures provide optimal protection for any installation. These sturdy, flameproof / explosion-proof enclosures are made from aluminum or stainless steel, which provide increased corrosion resistance. The durability and the comprehensive selection of available sizes make the EJB and GUB enclosures suitable for the oil and gas industry. Additionally, the enclosures’ triple certifications, including global approvals, make this choice a no-brainer.
Type 4X Rated Cable Glands
Pepperl+Fuchs’ industry-leading cable glands for Division 2 and Zone 1/21, 2/22 applications are now UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Type 4X rated. Pepperl+Fuchs’ Type 4X rated cable glands are designed to withstand some of the harshest conditions in process automation, including extreme temperatures, total washdown, and exposure to corrosive materials. They are available for hazardous areas and general industry; can accommodate armored and non-armored cabling; and are offered in nickel-plated brass and stainless steel. Cable glands from Pepperl+Fuchs are renowned for their uniform design and internally secured armor clamps, which prevent the glands from falling apart when opened. With the new Type 4X rating, Pepperl+Fuchs now offers glands that are ATEX and IECEx certified and UL Listed.
K-System Interface Technology
Pepperl+Fuchs’ K-System interface technology offers the broadest product range of its kind, has the right solution for every requirement in the process industry, and is designed for a mixture of applications involving both Ex and non-Ex modules. The modules are easily snapped onto a DIN mounting rail and can be energized by both terminals and the unique Power Rail®, which also transmits a collective error message for improved performance. K-System isolators offer removable terminal blocks for wiring on the control and field sides, and control elements on the front of the device, making them user-friendly and easy to service. The modules are available in a 12.5 mm wide KC version and a 20 or 40 mm wide KF version.
Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of robust solutions to varied process automation markets and applications for hazardous locations. A perennial Control and Control Design Reader’s Choice Award winner for intrinsic safety equipment and purge + pressurization systems, Pepperl+Fuchs has also been named by Control magazine and the ARC Advisory Group as one of the Top 50 Global Automation Companies. For more information, visit www.pepperl-fuchs.com.