Nylon takes on hazardous areas
Published: 6 January 2012 - Heather Ramsden
Cable protection manufacturer PMA has launched a nylon-based system approved to standards by ATEX for use in potentially hazardous environments.
With nylon systems revolutionising cable protection in a number of industries, PMA’s polyamide products present a range of benefits, including easier installation. Although nylon proves itself in a number of areas, the material presented a problem when it came to being used in hazardous environments, due to a standard nylon’s trait of building up a static charge in chemically reactive environments or when fine particles are present in the air. In response to the problem, PMA developed a specifically modified, electrical discharging material. The Ex-system range therefore will not act as an ignition source.
With a range of fittings from flexible to solid steel, it’s suitable for going around corners, can be adapted to suit any application and can be used in dusty environments such as flour and paper mills. The range means PMA products can be used in breweries, refineries, power stations, paint shops and petrol stations.