EX-MATE Exd Explosion Proof Connector Range
In recent years there has been an increased requirement for connectors to operate in harzardous environments and many applications now require quick and safe disconnection of connectors to be used in these environments. As a result SEACON (europe) Ltd has developed a new robust range of Exd connectors.
The EX-MATE is based around SEACON (europe)’s existing and successful SEA-MATE range and is therefore fully wet-mateable in addition to its suitability for use in explosive environments. It is also available in 4 shell sizes (G, K, L, M) between 2 & 37 contact configurations. However like the SEA-MATE, this series has interchangeable inserts so can be adapted to a number of pin configurations. In addition, the EX-MATE incorporates an Atex approved glanding system for the cable which is encapsulated within the over mould, making it suitable for a range of hazardous environments.
The EX-MATE is currently undergoing testing at an independent testing house and is expected to achieve Atex certification to II 2 G Ex d IIC T4 amb -20°C +50°C. Full testing information will be available shortly.
The EX-MATE is suitable for a number of applications including Topside FPSO, Drilling Vessels, Mining or where any potentially explosive environment exists.