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Electrical Connectors Suited For Oil Drilling

A newly certified electrical connector has been designed to achieve safe interconnections to modular equipment, making them suitable for harsh applications. The Star-Line EX connector has successfully completed ATEX update testing for use in hazardous environments, as defined by the National Electrical Code, Article 505. This connector is useful in applications such as onshore and offshore oil drilling, petrochemical refineries, aircraft re-fueling stations, paint spray booths, and other manufacturing and production environments. Star-Line EX aluminum housings are both lightweight and rugged, precision-machined from high-tensile-strength bar stock and finished with a hard anodized coating to 40 points on the Rockwell C scale. Stainless steel and brass housings are also available. All contact inserts are interchangeable and reversible to suit specific needs. Rated IP68-8, the Star-Line EX connector is listed under Zone 1 areas Eex d Iic T6 and Eex de Iic T6. Dielectric strength is 1,800V and heat resistance is up to 750°F. Pricing starts at $350 each. AMPHENOL CORP., Sidney, NY. (800) 678-0141.


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