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Floodlight that can withstand arctic conditions

COOPER Crouse-Hinds has launched a new robust range of explosion protected Ex-floodlights for high pressure sodium discharge lamps installed in extreme environments with ambient temperatures from -55°C to 55°C.

The new FLT 10 series of Ex-floodlights from COOPER Crouse-Hinds is based on the company’s PX 04 series of Ex-floodlights, but has a redesigned flame-proof enclosure that extends the permissible ambient temperature range down to -55°C. The FLT 10 is suitable for Zone 1 and 21 hazardous gas environments, as well as Zones 2 and 22 hazardous dust environments in accordance with European ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.

The floodlights are protected to IP66 and are suitable for illuminating large areas or objects within a wide range of harsh industrial environments including chemical and petrochemical processing plants, onshore and offshore oil and gas platforms, pipelines, refineries and loading plants located in Arctic regions.

The FLT 10’s efficiency (62% in operation) and design features are further improved by the use of a new polished aluminium wide angle or narrow angle reflector, which optimises illumination. The housing of the light fitting is made from copper-free aluminium and the protective cover from a mechanical, thermally resistant borosilicate glass. All external captive screws are made from stainless steel.

The FLT 10’s electrical components are thermically separated in their own compartments and have a separate Ex-e, maintenance friendly connection. The floodlight is further protected with a pulse igniter with automatic cut-off and an electronic ballast with thermal fuse. The FLT 10 is also supplied with an adjustable mounting frame, which enables optimum illumination and light guidance.

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