California, U.S.A., January 2015 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions announces a new achievement by obtaining special product approvals like Class 1 Division 2 and UL 508 approvals which are important for application in oil, gas and petrochemical industries for added reliability in harsh environments. A new series of industrial Ethernet switches and industrial converters are now certified by major industrial standards, and especially engineered for mission-critical applications hazardous environments.
In an oil refinery, the refining process releases different chemicals into the atmosphere and may result to vapors and gases in the air. The hazardous environment approval involves intrinsic safety. Hazardous environments are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC). These areas can be typically exposed to dangers such as fire or explosion which occurs due to flammable gases or vapor, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable substances. Ethernet Direct certified industrial switches and industrial converters meet the requirements required in refineries and petrochemical to ensure operation safety when used in these environments.
To guarantee safety in Ethernet Direct devices, several processes have been undertaken such as factory acceptance testing, third party testing and certification with conformity documents and five year global warranty. Quality, reliability and customer satisfaction is the key focus of Ethernet Direct. Environmental and safety concerns are taken in serious consideration in Ethernet Direct devices in order to provide many large industrial applications with industrial switches and industrial converters to work reliably under hazardous conditions and this is the key focus of Ethernet Direct industrial devices. The new generation industrial Ethernet switches &
industrial converters are standardized with two strict certifications namely Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) Class I Division 2 and UL 508. These compliances can be found on majority of Ethernet Direct devices without compromise effective January 1, 2010. Passing strict regulatory approvals mean that customers and end-users can confidently install the industrial devices focusing on environmental security in addition to network security.
To learn more about Class 1 Division 2 and UL 508 certified industrial devices, please visit our Product section.