GE’s UNIK 5000 Pressure Sensing Platform Now Carries INMETRO and NEPSI Intrinsic Safety Certifications
GROBY, UK - October, 2014- The UNIK 5000 pressure sensing platform from the Druck product line of GE Measurement & Control now carries the Brazilian INMETRO and the Chinese NEPSI Intrinsic Safety certifications. As a result, UNIK 5000 pressure sensors can now be used throughout these countries in hazardous zone applications in the oil and gas and process industries, as well as in power generation and mining. These innovative pressure sensors already carry FM. FMc, and IECEx/ATEX approvals, allowing global manufacturers to specify UNIK 5000 sensors with total confidence in any equipment they manufacture intended for export.
As Sean Coyle, global product manager for the UNIK 5000 range, explains, “We have already made significant inroads into the oil and gas sector with our existing intrinsic safety certifications. The achievement of the new certifications means that we can now be even more active in another two of the world’s major growing economies.”
By combining silicon technology and analogue circuitry with modular design and lean manufacturing techniques, the UNIK 5000 platform offers custom-built pressure sensors from standard components, matching accuracy and specification to meet individual requirements.
The high quality, piezo-resistive sensors offer high levels of performance without the use of digital electronics, so that the sensors are suitable for sensitive applications such as those requiring low power, pulse power, and fast response. They are available in a range of pressures from 70 mbar (1psi) to 700 bar (10,000psi) and in three grades of performance: industrial, improved and premium. These offer a range of accuracies from ±0.04% FS to ±0.2% FS. A choice of pressure connectors is available and electrical connectors may be selected to suit most environments with operating temperature ranges from–55 to +125oC. A suite of eight electronics boards allows outputs suitable for most applications and a further configurable option is to allow individual specification of voltage output. All 5000 UNIK sensors feature low noise and high over-pressure capability and are constructed from stainless steel.
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