Ex Junction Box In Water Tower Pump Application | Amphenol Industrial Star Line EX Connectors

Published 19 Aug 2019

Amphenol Star Line EX Connectors

Amphenol Star Line EX Connectors

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Amphenol Industrial Star Line EX Connectors

Ex Junction Box In Water Tower Pump Application

BACKGROUND

An applied raw water tower pump on board a Jack-up Rig.

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The Ex junction box for the water tower pump must have a large power and signal load and control. It must be EX-rated for use in hazardous area Zone 2, with a minimum ingress protection rating of IP56.

Other important factors are the cost and safety control.

The connector would also need to provide a return signal when they mate. Further reading is available on ingress protection ratings and Hazardous Area Zones, Definitions & Explosion Protection.

Amphenol EX Junction Boxes

Amphenol | Star Line EX Junction Boxes

PROBLEM

The isolator switch must be able to be installed in the EEx d junction box. However the size of a standard EEx d junction box is very large and often too expensive.

SOLUTION provided by Amphenol

Amphenol Industrial Star Line EX connectors have a special design which makes them an ideal solution.  It has the correct power and signal carrying capabilities and by adding in a jump wire, the plug can return the signal to the junction box when the plug and receptacle mate. The use of EEx e stainless steel junction boxes and terminal blocks can reduce the size.

Amphenol Industrial Star Line EX Junction Box

Amphenol Industrial Star Line EX Junction Box

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