market leading Purge and Pressurisation safety device

Purge System

PPI Engineering’s market leading Purge and Pressurisation safety device ensures the safe operation of electrical machines and enclosures within Zone 1/21 and 2/22 hazardous areas. The unique attributes of this system provide numerous advantages over its competitors.

Concept – Refer to brochure for more details

PP1214 is designed in accordance with IEC 60079-2:2014 Ed 6/ EN 60079-2:2007, ensuring a pressurised and leakage compensated enclosure. This creates a non-hazardous atmosphere inside the enclosure by keeping a positive differential pressure between the pressurised enclosure and atmospheric pressure to ensure that no potentially explosive gases enter the electrical equipment.

This type of protection consists of two main stages:

Purge Cycle:

Activated when the electrical machine is OFF prior to being switched ON. Clean air/inert gas is blown through the machine and monitored to ensure compliance with IEC 60079-2:2014 Ed 6/ EN 60079-2:2014.

Leakage Compensation and Pressurisation Cycle:

Once purge cycle is satisfactory the machine is considered non-hazardous and ready to be switched ON. A positive differential pressure to atmospheric has to be maintained. This is achieved by compensating for any air/inert gas leakages that the machine might have.

Inlet Unit

Outlet Unit

Micro Controller

System Advantages

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