AW-Lake receives new ATEX and IECEx certifications
AW-Lake, a North American manufacturer and distributor of flowmeter products, has received ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof certifications for its RT-30EX meter-mounted flow transmitter and HUB-41EX flow sensor.
These new certifications are important to engineers designing systems in environments with explosive atmospheres, as they ensure compliance with all standards set forth by the European Parliament and Council and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for safety and performance.
The formal evaluation process involves months of examination, testing and continuous follow-up inspections.
‘In order to expand our global reach in areas such as the offshore and petrochemical markets, having products with the necessary hazardous area certifications is crucial. The systems built for these environments must meet strict safety standards,’ says Mark Iverson, general manager of AW-Lake.
AW-Lake will continue to offer the RT-30EX transmitter with CSA (US & Canada) certification, as well as the non-certified models for those not requiring such stringent criteria as mandated by these certifying bodies.