Portable Bonding Clamp With Visual Indication
The Bond-Rite® EZ is an easy to use hand-held portable bonding clamp that can quickly and securely establish and verify an equipotential bond between equipment for operations conducted in EX areas.
The Bond-Rite EZ is a flexible “go-anywhere” hazardous area certified static bonding device that verifies when two metal objects, that are at risk of discharging static sparks, are bonded together with a resistance of 10 ohms or less.
When the Bond-Rite EZ detects that the resistance between the equipment is 10 ohms or less the green LED pulses continuously.
Once connected the Bond-Rite EZ continuously monitors the resistance of the circuit between the bonded equipment.
The pulsing green LED provides process operators with a continuous visual reference point that enables them to monitor the bonding status of the equipment.
In addition to bonding, the Bond-Rite EZ can be used by competent electrical personnel to ground objects at risk of electrostatic charging.
In such scenarios, the competent electrical person must be sure that the earthing point, e.g. wall mounted bus-bar, has a verified connection to the general mass of the earth.
The Bond-Rite EZ houses the earth loop monitoring circuit and a bright green LED in a rugged stainless steel enclosure.
10 ohms is the benchmark resistance specified in IEC 60079-32-1* and NFPA 77*.
Compliant with IEC 60079-32, NFPA 77 & API recommended practice the certified intrinsically safe electronics monitor the bonding circuit through the clamp ensuring the resistance does not rise above 10 ohms.
Designed for long lifetime use the Stainless Steel clamp body is mechanically robust and designed for use in heavy duty industrial environments – resistant to chemical attack and environmental corrosion.
Aided by powerful spring action, tungsten carbide teeth bite through hardened layers of product deposits, rust and layers of dirt to guarantee direct contact with all conductive metal equipment surfaces.
In-line quick connectors allow flexible interchangeability of different clamp sizes and cable lengths – useful for storing and replacing clamps and cables.
Certified intrinsically safe circuit permits the Bond-Rite EZ to be used in the highest gas, vapor and dust atmospheres.
Bond-Rite EZ Options
- Universal Resistance Tester.
- X90-IP clamp for use on IBC’s and large containers.
- X45-IP clamp for use on drums and small vessels.
- 3 m (10 ft.), 5 m (16 ft.) or 10 m (32 ft.) of Hytrel protected retractable spiral cable.
Certification / Technical
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to +60°C
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