Plant & Works Engineering
ATEX approval for personal air sampling pumps
Published:  05 August, 2010

Casella CEL's TUFF range of Personal Air Sampling Pumps for use in harsh monitoring environments, has gained ATEX (and IECEx) Intrinsically Safe approval for use in flammable atmospheres. This means the TUFF pumps can be used at hazardous plants and production sites where there is a potential risk of explosive dust or gas.

Designed to European IP54 standards (protected from dust and splashing water), the TUFF also differs from ordinary handheld pumps in that it is the only Personal Air Sampling Pump in the world to receive certification to 'M1" classification required for mining applications, allowing it to be safely used underground without the need for a hot work permit.

The comprehensive range of TUFF rubber over-moulded sealed models feature:

·        Robust and reliable design for harsh environments

·        Digital flow control

·        Convenient drop- in charging/storage system

·        Intelligent battery management and diagnostics

·        Visible replaceable inlet filter

·        Simple user interface

·        High intensity status/alarm LEDs

Market manager Tim Turney commented: "Winning ATEX approval for the TUFF demonstrates Casella CEL’s commitment to manufacturing robust, high quality measurement instruments fit for use in the harshest of exposure environments.  Users can have complete confidence that the pumps will reliably provide the required information in a huge range of situations.”

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