In response to increasingly frequent requests for ATEX pumps and pump packages, Cat Pumps UK has developed and tested a full range of high pressure triplex pumps for use in Explosive Atmospheres. The company supplies pumps and equipment packages that meet the required ATEX Equipment Group and Category according to the Zone where they will be used.
The standard high pressure triplex pumps require very few modifications to make them suitable for use in ATEX areas. Generally, minimising the risk of sparks caused by a build up of static electricity and strengthening a few parts to protect against accidental damage is all that is necessary. The pumps never get hot enough in normal use to ignite most flammable vapours.
Cat Pumps also offer bareshaft pumps for use in both Zone 2 and Zone 1 areas. These are designated II 2G cb IIB T4 for use in most flammable gas environments except Zone 0 and are available for applications between 1 to 300l/min and for pressures up to 700 bar.
The company also has the facilities to build its pumps into motorised packages including ATEX motors to the required configuration, together with transmissions, guards and other components. The two categories most commonly offered are Zone 2 gas hazard areas and Zone 1 gas hazard areas. Upon request, the company can also configure and supply pumps for dust hazard areas.
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