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Self-Testing Externally Powered Earthing Clamp

Bond-Rite REMOTE EP - Externally powered earthing clamp

The precision and reliability of the Bond-Rite® REMOTE EP provides enhanced safety and security by continuously testing the connection of the clamp to the container or other conductive item of plant in a complete loop made through the designated earthing point.

For process applications that require earthing for more than 6 hours per day, the Bond-Rite® REMOTE EP (EP = Externally Powered) utilises 230V AC or 115 V AC mains power to power the monitoring circuit of up to ten indicator stations.

The external power supply can be located in both hazardous areas (Zone 2/22 – Div.2) and non-hazardous areas. The indicator stations can be mounted in EX zoned / HAZLOC area (Zone 0 / Div.1) or lower.

When used in conjunction with the Newson Gale’s certified universal power supply, up to 10 Bond-Rite REMOTE indicator stations can be powered simultaneously. This enables users to actively monitor up to 10 items of plant equipment at risk of electrostatic charging (e.g. drums).

An additional advantage of this configuration is that the external power supply itself can be installed within the hazardous area.

Typical Applications:

  • Filling and dispensing to/from metal containers, including drums, waste drums, mixing vessels.
  • Grounding equipment used in mixing and blending operations

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Benefits

  • Highly visible LED
    housed in wall mounted enclosure ensures operators know when a low resistance connection is achieved with potentially charged equipment.

  • Tungsten carbide teeth
    bite through product deposit build up, rust & drum coatings to ensure proper bonding connections are made.

     

  • Stainless steel 2 core clamps
    designed to withstand use in tough chemical processing and industrial environments.

  • Quick Connect
    provides personnel with the flexibility of removing the clamp from the zoned / classified areas for battery replacement.

     

  • 10 ohms loop resistance monitoring
    monitoring compliant with international Recommended Practice*.

    *IEC 60079-32, “Explosive atmospheres: electrostatic hazards, guidance”.

    *NFPA 77, “Recommended Practice on Static Electricity”.

  • Indicator station mounted stowage pin provides operators with a location to return the earthing clamp when the operation is finished.

System Options

  • Bond-Rite REMOTE EP Options

    • Universal Resistance Tester.
    • Battery powered unit.
    • Stainless steel indicator station for corrosive or hygienic environments.
    • X90-IP clamp for use on drums and large containers.
    • X45-IP clamp for use on smaller drums and vessels.
    • 3 m (10 ft.), 5 m (16 ft.) or 10 m (32 ft.) of Hytrel protected retractable spiral cable.

Certification / Technical

  • Ingress Protection

    IP 65

  • Operating Temperature Range

    -40°C to +60°C

  • Power Supply

    220 – 240 V AC or 110 – 120 V AC at 50 – 60 Hz
    Certified for Zone 2/ 21/ 22 and over.