Effective and controlled preventative maintenance is a must for electrical equipment located within the hazardous areas of an offshore and onshore facility.

The ARCUS-EX service allows the identification and tagging of EX assets and provides an inspection process which is pre-defined in line with your company’s PM System.

Each item of equipment is tagged with a unique RFID (HF) tag which will provide detail, certification, documentation and inspection history with real time reporting.

What is EX equipment?

Ex equipment is apparatus that will be operated within a hazardous location is defined as a place where concentrations of flammable gases, vapours, or dusts occur. Electrical equipment that must be installed in such locations is especially designed and tested to ensure it does not initiate an explosion, due to arcing contacts or high surface temperature of equipment.

Gases & vapours can form explosive atmospheres. Hazardous area classification is used to identify places where, because of the potential for an explosive atmosphere, special precautions over sources of ignition are needed to prevent fires and explosions.  Due to high operating temperatures of motors & drives, these can potentially be a source of ignition and need to be specially rated when located within an ‘EX’ zone.

Contact OES today for further information regarding the Arcus EX Service on info@oesgroup.com


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