Simplifying Hazardous Location Fire Suppression Systems

The Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision is UL HazLoc, ATEX, and IECEx certified and acts as its own enclosure, eliminating the need for additional components.

Customer Problem

Fire suppression systems designed for hazardous locations are typically comprised of an actuating device that opens the discharge valve on the extinguishing agent tank, tubing to route discharge pressure (a source of potential leak points), and an enclosure to prevent accidental ignition of any flammable substances in the atmosphere. TLX had received numerous inquiries about a solution that would satisfy hazardous location requirements and be easier to install and less complex.

The TLX Solution

TLX’s team decided to develop a top-mounted linear actuator that acted as its own enclosure. The top-mounted design means the Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision does not act as a pressure vessel on the discharge valve, reducing the number of potential leak points in the system. Additionally, all potential flame paths are specifically designed to prevent flame egress in the event a spark were to ignite any gas found within the actuator.

Explosion Proof Actuator with Supervision

Supply voltage
24 Vdc
Operating temperature range
-20°C ≤ Tamb ≤ +65°C
Firing pin force
681 N (150 lbs.) max.
Firing current
0.5 A
Weight
5.959 kg
Body diameter
101.60 mm
Length
189.15 mm

All TLX components are customized to fit system requirements, meaning technical specifications are unique to each customer and design. Examples given on our website are for illustration purposes only.

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