Explosion Proof Cameras - The Resilient equipment for Oil and Gas industry
June 3, 2022
Explosion-proof cameras are the equipment that is best suited for hazardous explosive areas. These cameras are designed to prevent the ignition of the surrounding gases and dust in these environments. They either contain any explosion within the device or prevent sparks from exiting the device and triggering an explosion. This means that the camera system will not cause an explosion, however, survive explosions outside the enclosure.
Explosive environments can be found in a number of places. The oil and gas industry is one among them. Since it involves a risky environment, your camera needs to be explosion-proof.
➢ It holds certain benefits:
• The Explosion proof cameras, especially the stainless steel models are resilient Explosion proof camera for oil and gas. Their weather-resistant stainless steel casings have a rating of IP67, which makes them absolutely dust-tight and watertight.
• Despite their lightweight and small dimensions, all cameras are designed using the ‘pressure-proof encapsulation’ type of ignition protection; this means that products in pressurized enclosures need no additional monitoring equipment.
• Its minimum sensitivity of 0, 0004 makes the cameras so sensitive that it does not need powerful lighting technology. This means that in combination with a 50-watt headlamp, the cameras can replace comparable systems with 400-watt xenon lights.
• To be considered as explosive proof, the camera must meet the standards identified by ATEX or IECEx. ATEX was created to protect workers from explosive risks and provide common standards for all equipment traded within the EU. IECEx is an international standard. These standards define the type of environment and the protection level required by the equipment.
The different types of cameras and their benefits available for oil and gas industries are:
The explosion-proof Mini IR camera comes with ATEX certification for Zone 1 and 2 environments. It is bulletproof, waterproof, shock resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures. With a stainless steel body, it also gets night vision mode for monitoring in the dark. It is available in 2MP and 5MP options.
Offered with a mounting bracket, the PTZ or Pan Tilt Zoom camera has sturdy build and can function between -30°C to +70°C temperatures. They offer superb image and video quality and come with an option of 2MP and 5MP. With infrared, watching every move during dark hours isn’t a problem with the PTZ Camera.
Best suited for oil refineries, Onshore & Offshore rigs and petrochemical plants, the ex-proof PTZ Dome Cameras are built to tackle the toughest conditions. They are explosion-proof, dust-proof, water-proof and rust-proof. It is approved for installation in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22. It is corrosion-resistant and anti-fog.
All the cameras hold the benefit of Aluminum and stainless steel and are designed for extreme temperatures. These cameras are shock and vibrant resistant and are signed under the ATEX and IECEX certified zone.
With all these features in hand, you are sure to have continuity and capture details even in the most hazardous areas.
If you are in need of Explosion-proof camera, Feel free to contact us at SharpEagle Technologies or schedule a free consultation here: