EXHEAT RFA-CA Hazardous Area Flameproof Cartridge Immersion Heater – ATEX Certified Zone 1 & Zone 2
ATEX Immersion Heater | Zone 1 & Zone 2 (IIA, IIB, IIC) Hazardous Areas
EXHEAT RFA-CA hazardous area immersion heater provide certified heating for Zone 1 & Zone 2 (Flammable Gas) hazardous areas and explosive atmospheres according to ATEX Directive. Including hazardous area applications suitable for heating all process liquids or gases which are non-corrosive to the materials of construction.
The EXHEAT RFA-CA offers a hazardous area heating solution for oil and similar applications where low heat density is required. A robust flameproof terminal enclosure protects the electrical connections. The watts density of the element core fitted depends upon the media to be heated and the kilowatt rating required.
Typical applications for the EXHEAT RFA-CA hazardous area flameproof cartridge immersion heater include tank heating for oil and water, frost protection and boiler equipment.
The immersion heater is suitable for applications with ambient temperatures between -40°C to +40°C and the terminal enclosure is certified IP66 and IP67. The standard heater consists of a single or multiple cartridge elements fitted into a mounting flange.
Features of EXHEAT RFA-CA Immersion Heaters
- Hazardous Area Certification – ATEX standards
- Lightweight cast aluminium alloy terminal enclosure with weatherproof protection to IP66 and IP67
- Choice of built in process temperature sensors
- Temperature Range – suitable for ambient temperatures from -40°C to +40°C
- Mounting – the immersion heater can be by a threaded NPT or BSP boss or an industry standard flange
- Installation – designed for horizontal installation (vertical mounting version available on request)
- Can be supplied with the terminal box mounted away from the fixing boss / flange for high process temperatures
EXHEAT RFA-C Hazardous Area ATEX Certification & Installation
Certification: ATEX II 2 G
Ex d IIC T3 to T6 Gb Zone 1 and 2
CU TR (EAC)
The EXHEAT RFA-CA hazardous area immersion heater is designed to be installed horizontally however vertically orientation is available on request.
The RFA-CA immersion heater should be securely fixed in position and all terminal connections checked for tightness before energising.
EXHEAT RFA-CA Hazardous Area Immersion Heater – Applications
Applications for these electric heaters include:
- Boiler equipment
- Cleaning and rinsing tanks
- Frost protection
- Heat transfer systems
- Lube oil reservoirs
- Oil separators
- Oil sumps
- Pre-heating oil and water
- Processing equipment
EXHEAT RFA-CA Flameproof ATEX Immersion Heater Specifications
|Enclosure||Cast aluminium alloy with a maximum of two cable entries, external and internal earths, screwed terminal cover, finished in epoxy paint|
|Heating Elements||Removable 304 stainless steel cartridge, comprising high quality 80/20 nickel chrome resistance wire, contained within 316L stainless steel sheath; cartridges secured by either brazing or welding depending upon the process application|
|Controls||Heater over temperature protection is fitted as standard|
|Mounting||Any threaded boss or flange in any material can be specified within the limits of the design parameters. Heaters can be either ‘direct-on’ or ‘stand-off’|
|Power Output||Maximum loading 8kW|
|Supply Voltage||Any electrical supply up to 690V|
|Hazardous Area||Zone 1 & Zone 2|
T&D – Experts in Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres
Trust Thorne & Derrick to specify and supply from stock safe and reliable Heat, Light & Power Products for use in hazardous area locations and explosive atmospheres certified to international standards including ATEX and IECEx – this includes Zone 1 / Zone 2 (Flammable Gas) or Zone 21 / Zone 22 (Dusts) and Class I, Division 1 and Division 2 hazardous area requirements.
Since 1985 as Leaders in ATEX Innovation we can facilitate succession planning for the replacement of obsolete, non-conformant and legacy equipment – we are the provider of innovative solutions to ensure ATEX and IECEx Compliance for Electrical, HVAC & Process Instrumentation systems in the explosive atmosphere industries.