Hardy Process Solutions releases two new UL –rated intrinsically safe weighing indicators designed for hazardous areas. The new HI 8100IS and the HI8200IS are high-performance weighing instruments designed to operate in all classes, divisions and groups* in accordance with U.S. UL and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and with CAN Standards.
Both instruments feature two available power options: AC line power for permanent installation in the hazardous area or high-performance external rechargeable battery packs that are easy to switch out for recharging in the safe area. For continuous battery power, maintaining multiple batteries allows for fast swapping in/out. Both instruments have optional serial communication interface delivered over two fiber optic ports to bring data out to a safe area or to daisy chain the instruments to an optional remote display.
The HI 8200IS is an advanced indicator with check weighing features. The instrument is suited for manufacturing processes where equipment operates near flammable gases; flammable or combustible liquid-produced vapors; combustible dusts or ignitable fibers, or flyings.
The HI 8200IS can serve everywhere from on-site testing where portable battery-powered equipment is required to large manufacturing facilities that facilitate permanent AC installation. The simplified user interface makes it intuitive to use by a wide range of operators with varying degrees of technical expertise. Specific applications and environments include fuel refineries, machinery maintenance, chemical plants, chemical storage, distilleries and textile manufacturing.
Each instrument supports up to four 350-ohm load cells, ideal for interface with IS-certified floor scales or tank and hopper scales. The instruments feature IP6X, 304 stainless steel construction suitable for heavy washdown and resistance to many chemicals, dust and corrosion.
* Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D, Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F and G, Class III