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MTL Intrinsic Safety

Ethernet is now established as the preferred network for business and control layers in industry. In factory automation and the power industry it is established as the device level network of choice. In process automation it is becoming established for high bandwidth applications such as cameras and analysers and is forecast to be adopted at device level.

The deployment of Ethernet into process automation has been hindered by the gas or dust hazardous area classification in which the end device is often installed. The high installation costs of the mechanical protection methods required to install general purpose Ethernet in hazardous areas, together with the maintenance limitations, have reduced the uptake of both wired and wireless Ethernet. Many end users prefer to use intrinsic safety for low power hazardous area applications, such as instrumentation, having made significant investment in training their design, installation and maintenance staff in the technology.

IS Ethernet has been adopted for communications across hazardous areas using copper for short distances and fibre for long distances. It provides WLAN infrastructure for the mobile operator using Intrinsically Safe mobile computers and tablet PCs, reducing installed cost and simplifying architecture with IS serial devices and providing automation infrastructure in coal mines. High definition intrinsically safe Ethernet cameras have been widely adopted in mining and process applications, allowing operators to monitor critical systems from a safe environment

We are a world leader in products designed for use in hazardous areas where there is a probability of explosive atmospheres.

Our products range from industry renowned (IS) barriers and isolators through to sophisticated process control products, all designed for the harsh environments often encountered in the process industry.

As part of our ‘Customer Committment’ process, we regularly produce educational reference material to assist users in understanding the latest EU regulations and directives.

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MTL SUM5 Smart Universal Marshalling5848

With revolutionary features the MTL SUM5 Smart Universal Marshalling solution combines five key functions in…

Intrinsically Safe Zener Barriers

A simple yet highly flexible form of IS safety interface. Our classic product, compact and…

Intrinsically Safe Ethernet

For applications requiring access into Zone 1 and Zone 0 hazardous areas, including wireless solutions,…

Intrinsically Safe Isolators

Isolates hazardous and safe area circuits. Simplifies installation and avoids earth-loop problems.

Intrinsically Safe Indicators

Display process information in the hazardous area. Loop-powered displays, backlight options.

TI Multiplexers

Cuts installation and cable costs for temperature inputs. Saves installation time, space and weight.

Intrinsically Safe Power Supplies

The 949x-PS range of MTL intrinsically safe (IS) isolated power supplies are ideal for providing…