Beamex MC6-Ex — an intrinsically safe field calibrator and communicator PP
Pietarsaari, Finland-based Beamex MC6-Ex says its intrinsically safe field calibrator and communicator is designed for use in “Hazardous” or “Ex” areas, that is, those that contain, or may contain, flammable substances such as gas, vapor or dust.
Technicians wanting to take a normal, non-Ex calibrator into a hazardous area will need a hot-work permit - this takes time, effort and bureaucracy. Also, they will need to make a risk analysis and carry additional safety equipment with them such as gas analyzers. Using an Ex-certified intrinsically safe calibrator in an Ex area is the safest and easiest choice.
The Beamex MC6-Ex is a documenting, multifunction calibrator and communicator that offers calibration capabilities for pressure, temperature and various electrical signals. It also contains a field communicator for HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus PA instruments.
MC6-Ex is IEC and ATEX certified and can be used in any Ex Zone/Division, even the most demanding Zone 0/Division 1. The certification classification is Ex II 1 G and Ex ia IIC T4 Ga.
Beamex notes that some Ex calibrators/ devices on the market are not suitable for all Ex areas in the plant - potentially causing dangerous situations.
The robust, IP65-rated dust- and waterproof casing, ergonomic design and e a s e - o f - u s e make the MC6- Ex an ideal device for field use.
The MC6- Ex communicates with Beamex calibration mana g e m e n t software, enabling fully automated and paperless calibration and documentation. The MC6-Ex can also be integrated with the customer’s ERP system.
Other features include: internal loop supply; up to three internal pressure measurement modules and external modules; large 5.7-in. backlit color display with touchscreen and multilingual user interface, smart field-replaceable battery pack, built-in field communicator; documenting capability and a data logger functionality. Communication with pressure and temperature controllers is possible in a safe area.