NVE Isolators Certified Intrinsically Safe
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.May 31, 2022NVE announced today that a number of its isolated data coupler were certified under stringent ATEX and IECEx requirements for use as isolating components between intrinsically safe circuits (IS-to-IS) in explosive atmospheres.
ATEX certification is given to equipment that has gone through rigorous testing outlined by European Union directives. IECEx (the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres) is accepted in many other countries, including the Unites States, China, and Japan.
NVE has both ATEX and IECEx certifications, so its isolators can meet intrinsic safety requirements almost anywhere in the world.
Certification ensures that when used within recommended entity parameters, these isolators will not become an ignition point when short circuited or if connected circuitry fails.
Widest Operating Range
Intrinsically Safe Zones are defined as where dust or gas can create hazardous conditions. Components in an IS zone cannot provide a source of ignition. Energy to components in IS zones must be limited, and IS-zone power supplies must be in the Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) range of 24 to 60 volts.
Unlike other isolation components, NVE isolators can operate over the full SELV range.
Three Intrinsically Safe Families
Three NVE isolator lines have Intrinsically Safe versions:
IL7xxVE-Series isolated datacouplers are rated at best-in-class 6 kVrms Reinforced Isolation and 1.2 kVrms Working Voltage under the stringent VDE V 0884-11 standard, providing the ultimate in rugged safety.The Intrinsically-Safe parts are available in various channel configurations. A total of 11 NVE part types have currently been certified.
For More Information
» NVEs Intrinsically Safe Application Bulletin
» NVEs IECEx Certificate of Conformity under IEC Certification System for Explosive Atmospheres
» NVEs ATEX Certificate for Intrinsically Safe Isolators
NVE is a leader in the practical commercialization of spintronics, a nanotechnology that relies on electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store and transmit information. The company manufactures high-performance spintronic products including sensors and couplers that are used to acquire and transmit data.
Statements used in this announcement that relate to future plans, events, or performance are forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, among others the risk factors listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the SEC.