In hazardous areas where employees must operate electronic equipment, it is very important that they use only intrinsically safe / explosion-proof devices—that is, hardware that has been specially designed to avoid generating sparks or heat sources that can ignite any flammable gasses, dust, vapor, or fibers that may be present onsite. This requirement extends to the wireless connectivity devices in the area, such as Wi-Fi access points. The use of a wireless connectivity device that is not explosion-proof can trigger a catastrophic event, even if all other electronic equipment onsite is compliant with applicable safety standards.
If you’ve been searching for wireless connectivity equipment that conforms to the highest standards in hazardous area / intrinsically safe design, you’re in the right place. Exloc carries a variety of wireless connectivity equipment that would be well suited to your worksite. Please call our sales office or your local Exloc Representative so that we can guide you through the world of hazardous area wireless connectivity and help you specify the safest and most optimum solution for your project requirement. These products have been expertly designed for the safety and performance needs of the modern worksite.
Our inventory of wireless connectivity gear includes:
- Intrinsically safe Wi-Fi antennas
- Intrinsically safe Cellular antennas
- Intrinsically safe UHF RFID antennas
- Intrinsically safe antenna isolator
- Explosion-proof universal wireless enclosure systems
- Explosion-proof connector transits
Wireless networks can be extremely helpful in many types of hazardous area worksites. These kinds of communication setups are simple to install, offer enormous flexibility in device placement, and enable companies to sidestep the expense involved with a wired network. At the same time, though, safety considerations associated with this technology should never be ignored. That’s why intrinsically safe Wi-Fi antennas and similar devices are in high demand across industries with hazardous area worksites.
All devices in this section have been manufactured by Extronics, a leading provider of explosion-proof and intrinsically safe equipment. Extronics devices have undergone strict safety testing in line with the requirements of internationally recognized standards such as ATEX and IECEx the North American Electric Code. Exloc is a certified Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for Extronics.
Extronics antennas are excellent choices for dangerous area use. Whether you’re searching for a directional or omni-directional antenna, an intrinsically safe Wi-Fi or RFID antenna, you should find an acceptable option here. There are also a few rugged antennas that are made for harsh environmental conditions. All the above can provide several important key operational benefits in hazardous areas, such as:
Accommodating indoor and outdoor use – The weather-resistant materials of these antennas allow installation in a wide range of spots.
WLAN optimization – Most of these antennas are designed to enable use in Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) installations; check the instruction manual for the acceptable spectrum.
Aside from these high-quality intrinsically safe antennas, Extronics also manufactures a few easy-to-install hazardous area certified wireless enclosure systems that come with intrinsically safe RF outputs and other high-performance features. These too are available through Exloc Instruments.
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These world-class products are not available for online purchase; feel free to call us for a quote at 281-978-2040. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our intrinsically safe Wi-Fi antennas or any other items you see listed on our website.