Tuesday 19 April 2011

DMM for hazardous areas

Easy to use Digital Multimeter allows safe testing of bonding conductors in hazardous areas 

Newson Gale has introduced a new multi-function portable meter to enable engineers and technicians to test bonding and continuity in hazardous areas, in addition to other electrical data collection. The meter (order code ISDMM) is particularly useful for carrying out periodic tests of grounding (earthing) and bonding connectors and conductors, either on permanently bonded equipment or temporary devices such as grounding clamps, cables and reels. The unit is also suitable for testing conductive or semi-conductive hose assemblies used for transfer of flammable or combustible products where it is essential to achieve continuity over the complete hose length, including end-fittings.

In addition to bonding/continuity (resistance), the ISDMM offers several other metering options, including Voltage, Current, Capacitance, and Temperature.

The easy to use unit comes complete with 9V battery, test probes and rugged carry case, and optional extras include a hand-rewind extension reel (30 mtrs / 100ft) and heavy duty crocodile test clips.

The ISDMM is approved according to IECEX (World) and ATEX (European) hazardous area standards and is suitable for use in flammable gas/vapour and combustible dust atmospheres. The unit may be used in outdoor or indoor locations, is water and dust tight (IP67 / NEMA 6) and has a maximum operational temperature rating of 50 deg C (122 deg F).

The ISDMM forms part of the Cen-Stat range of static grounding and bonding equipment available from Newson Gale. For more information contact your local office or in-country distributor.

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