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Product Code: Vortex FP

Vortex FP

Vortex FP and Vortex FP Compact are ATEX certified Exd Flameproof control panels for use in Zone 1 or Zone 2 hazardous areas such as on offshore production platforms or within refineries. Both offer all of the standard Vortex features, as well as a display fitted with magnetic switches which enable the system to be interrogated or inhibited without opening the system enclosure.

Simple to Use

  • All the day-to-day operations can be completed via push buttons on the front panel – removing the requirement for hot-work permits to complete everyday tasks
  • Fault and alarm LEDs on the front panel – providing instant indication of system status
  • Alarm and channel settings can be adjusted at the panel

Highly flexibile

  • Available in two sizes, including a compact format – for use in areas where space is a limiting factor
  • Uses Vortex PC software – customisation is easy and user-friendly
  • Uses industry standard Modbus RTU (or optionally Profibus) communications links – simple to integrate with PLC, DCS or SCADA control systems

Robust and Reliable

  • Water and dust resistant to IP66
  • All relays are monitored continuously – ensuring full functionality

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ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres.

ATEX certification ensures that equipment is fit for use within explosive atmospheres and is supplied with adequate information to ensure it can be used safely.

For more information visit: hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/atex.htm