Axis Communications has introduced its first explosion protected network cameras. XF40-Q1765 Explosion Protected Fixed Network Camera and XP40-Q1765 Explosion Protected PTZ Network Camera both feature a 316L stainless steel housing certified for hazardous areas according to amongst others ATEX, IECEx, cLCus and Class I, II/Div 1 for OSHA.
The housings are manufactured and certified by Oxalis Group Ltd in the UK, a specialist provider of communications and security solutions for hazardous areas, and fitted with customized AXIS Q1765-LE Network Cameras.
“With the new explosion protected network cameras we are offering plant managers in the oil, gas, chemical processing, paper and textile industries a powerful video surveillance monitoring solution for hazardous areas,” said Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications. “In addition, Axis’ broad safe area product portfolio complements these two new cameras, opening for new installations in new markets. We have partnered with Oxalis, a member of Eaton Corp., combining our profound knowledge of digital network systems with the expertise in explosion protection of Oxalis.”
The cameras are designed not to cause an explosion. Their housings prevent any inside spark or explosion from escaping and igniting gases or dust in the surrounding air. The cameras can also be equipped with certified, explosion protected accessories, such as wall mounts, pole top brackets and a pressurized washer tank.