IEC 60079-14 requires that ‘Ex d’ installations in explosion-hazardous areas use special cable glands to prevent explosions from escaping the flameproof enclosure. For these applications, Pepperl+Fuchs is introducing a range of barrier glands that not only ensure explosion protection for electrical equipment but also offer advantages during installation.
Listed under the type code CG.B*, the ATEX and IECEx certified barrier glands are available for armored (CG.BA) and non-armored (CG.BN) cables. Installation is quick and easy, and the risk of errors is minimized by captive cable armoring components: when opening a Pepperl+Fuchs barrier gland for initial installation, the individual components do not simply fall apart, as is the case with many competitor products. The intelligent design of the barrier glands builds on the existing portfolio of cable glands from Pepperl+Fuchs. Users can quickly select from the whole portfolio with identical clamping types, clamping sizes, and thread sizes. Because the sealing compound does not require vertical alignment for curing, the cable glands are well suited for on-site installation. The sealing compound is also long-lasting and allows storage for 24 months.
Barrier glands, cable glands, and other accessories complement the wide portfolio of terminal boxes, control stations, and control panels from Pepperl+Fuchs. Various types of protection and enclosure styles allow the most flexible, efficient control and distribution solutions to be designed for any application and industrial environment. Experienced project engineers at Pepperl+Fuchs Solution Engineering Centers—located worldwide—help users find the best solution for any requirement.