The XDH Solutions Company (Montreal, Quebec) has introduced a portable, explosion-proof desiccant system, the patented XDH-2000 series.
The dehumidifier technology exceeds all strict safety requirements for offshore/onshore and military operations in hazardous locations in close proximity to flammable, volatile, and explosive environments, the company says. The new series is certified for CSA International/UL Class. 1—Div. 2, defined as “a location where a quantity of flammable gas or vapor, sufficient to produce an explosive or ignitable mixture, may be present in the air” and “where a classified hazard is likely to exist” (www.csa-international.org). The series is also certified to ATEX Zone 2 in accordance with the European Commission’s “Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC” (http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/atex/index_en.htm).
The units have remote monitoring capabilities that allow for real time data and global management for complete humidity and environmental control. The series is also designed for higher efficiency in water vapor extraction, higher output capacity, and a wider climatic range of operation compared to the types of equipment usually used for dehumidification in hazardous environments, such as nitrogen purge systems, conventional mechanical explosion-proof heating and/or hybrid units, the company says.
For details, visit www.xdhsolutions.com.