Mettler Toledo has announced that the ReactIR 247 has been certified for safe use in Class 1, Division 1 hazardous manufacturing environments and is ready for shipment.
Effective immediately, a broader range of manufacturers can take advantage of ReactIR 247's next-generation Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis to characterise a nearly limitless array of process-chemistry reactions.
In turn, ReactIR 247 will help these manufacturers to streamline production, reduce testing and manufacturing costs, and shorten time to market.
The specific configuration that has received safe-use approval is the ReactIR 247 HL-UL.
The equipment will display the MET Mark label indicating compliance.
Evaluation and testing of the ReactIR 247 HL-UL required compliance with UL 1203, Fourth Edition, explosion-proof and dust-ignition-proof electrical equipment for use in hazardous (classified) locations; C22.2 No 30-M1986, explosion-proof enclosures for use in Class I hazardous locations; and UL 61010-1/CSA C22.2 No 61010-1, second edition, electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use; part 1: general requirement.
ReactIR 247's Class 1, Division 1 rating makes it appropriate for use primarily in the US.
This configuration of ReactIR 247 is not yet compatible with Zone 1 Atex-compliant areas, though evaluation and safety testing has been completed and all reports have been submitted to the appropriate notified body for review and approval for Atex Zone 1 safe use.
Mettler Toledo anticipates that ReactIR 247 Atex Zone 1-compatible configurations will be available mid-August after the Notified Body's final assessment and any required design refinements.