Ex Control Stations
Ex Control (Control) Boxes
Ex control boxes are protection capsules or boxes designed for devices used in explosive environments. These boxes are necessary for the protection of electrical or electronic equipment used in hazardous environments with explosive gases, vapors or dust. This equipment may include switches, remotes, turn signals and other electrical devices.
Ex control boxes ensure the safe operation of devices used in explosive atmospheres, preventing sparks that could cause explosions. The structure of these boxes is designed to protect against explosions. Boxes are tested and approved according to various safety standards in environments where explosions may occur.
Ex control boxes are particularly important for equipment used in hazardous environments such as industrial facilities, oil and gas industry, chemical industry, mining. Using these boxes is an important step in terms of occupational safety and helps prevent accidents that cause explosions.
Ex control boxes are designed in accordance with various standards accepted worldwide. These standards are set to ensure safe use of devices. Here are some important standards:
IEC 60079: This standard is a globally accepted standard for the design and testing of electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres. This standard is one of the main documents used for the design and testing of Ex control boxes.
ATEX: Ex control boxes used in the European Union must be designed in accordance with ATEX standards. ATEX is a standard for the design, manufacture and certification of equipment used in explosive atmospheres.
NEC: Ex control boxes used in North America must be designed in accordance with NEC (National Electric Code) standards. This standard contains a set of rules and guidelines for the safe use of electrical equipment.
IECEx: This standard is a world standard for the manufacture, testing and certification of equipment used in explosive atmospheres. Based on IEC 60079 standards, IECEx ensures the safe design and use of Ex control boxes used in international markets.
Ex control boxes are extremely important for the safe operation of electrical devices used in explosive atmospheres. Therefore, Ex control boxes must be designed, manufactured and certified in accordance with the above-mentioned standards.