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ABB DTS custom-built control panels -  Ex d increased safety - to perform in demanding conditions

November 15, 2016 - ABB has a long and dustinguished history of providing industries and sectors with explosion protective electrical solutions, services and systems that deliver safety, reliability and value. We are renowned for having developed a range of products that meet the need for global hazardous area applications, including our unrivalled DTS custom-built control panels offering. Our control panels are designed, manufactured and tested according to the globally respected ATEX protection type Ex d.

One need, One panel

ABB DTS focuses on a staged approach to create custom-built panels ideally fitted to meet your specific application requirements. We can offer various configurations with a wide choice of internal components, switches, contactors and relays, designed and built to keep internal explosions from igniting the surrounding atmosphere.

We are committed to follow an eight step process from solution concept to end user delivery to meet your needs:

1. Brief: Understand your specific requirements
2. Design: Control panel drawing by the ABB R&D team
3. Testing: Drill and realise pressure tests
4. Specification: Customise the control panel
5. Production: Assemble and populate
6. Quality: Controlled assessment by the quality team
7. Logistics: Ship worldwide
8. Installation: Ready to be integrated with your system

Take our highly popular EJB custom-built control panel range. It is designed and built to perform safely and reliably in Zones 1,2 & 21,22, and as such, is used throughout the oil and gas, mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries worldwide. The EJB model features a very robust construction and comes in a wide variety of sizes and electrical components.

Our base model is ideal for all ‘surface above ground’ industries with optional configurations, such as visible breaking, switch off and on under load, motor starter and lighting panel distribution.

Our EJB custom-built control panels are built from marine grade aluminium alloy EN1706 AC - 43100KF- AISI 10Mg copper free with stainless steel external earth and screws. Options include a hinged door if command buttons are on the panel (except EJB0). Each unit has four threaded holes on the back plate, and a frame or supporting feet are also available on request.

As you would expect from ABB, the EJB custom built control panel has achieved the highest globally recognised certifications and standards, and is approved to EN60079-0, 60079-1, 60079-11, and 60079-31, as well as EC Type Examination Certificate Directive 94/9/EC - April 2016 (2014/34/UE). The unit also has international approvals from IECEx, EAC EX, INMETRO, and PCEC.

Designed and built to operate safely in hostile environments ranging from -40°C to +60°C, the ABB EJB custom built control panel is Ingress Protection rated IP66 - compliant to IEC60529 – and has achieved an impact protection index of IK08 - compliant to IEC 62262.

To learn more about our custom-built control panel offer, or any of our other bespoke solutions, complete this online enquiry form, or contact your local ABB office.

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