Basics of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)

Jun 07, 2017

Overview of HVAC System HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The main idea behind this system is that it provides cooling and heating to both residential and commercial buildings. HVAC is important in the design of medium to large industrial applications like power plants, onboard vessels, office buildings such as skyscrapers, and in marine environments such as aquariums, where safe and healthy building conditions are regula... Read More

What is ATEX and IECEx Certification?

Apr 05, 2017

What is ATEX and what does it stand for? ATEX is the short form for ATmospheres EXplosible. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The directive defines the essential health and safety requirements and conformity assessment procedures, to be applied before products are placed on the EU market. It is aligned with the new legislative framework policy, ... Read More

What is Electrical Heat Tracing (nVent Raychem)?

Feb 08, 2017

What is Electrical Heat Tracing(EHT)? Electrical Heat Tracing is an engineered system designed to maintain or protect process piping, equipment, vessels, and instruments at defined temperatures and within the specified design criteria. Electric cables are used for trace heating and to maintain temperature of non-flowing fluids by replacing the heat lost through thermal insulation on pipes, vessels and associated equipment. A self-regulating polymer... Read More

What is Explosion Proof (Ex-Proof)?

Jan 11, 2017

What Is Explosion Proof? The concept of explosion proof does not mean a product can withstand any external explosion. For a product, such as explosion proof junction boxes to be classified as explosion proof it would have to be able to contain any explosion originating within the housing due to any sparks from within and prevent igniting vapours, gases, dust or fibres in the air surrounding it. For safety reasons, when equipment is based in hazardous areas, it ... Read More