New LEDs launched for hazardous environments

ABB has launched a new LED lighting range for hazardous area applications at oil and gas and offshore facilities.

ABB’s DTS portfolio now includes a full tubular Exd lighting range designed to reduce maintenance cost and ensure continuous operation in hazardous onshore as well as offshore environments.

Key performance features of the new DTS XFFL tubular LED fittings include an operating life of more than 100,000 hours, output of 5,000 lumens with 100 per cent yield, long service life, excellent energy efficiency, and superior vibration and shock resistance.

Built robustly for harsh environments, the DTS XFFL tubular LED fittings are manufactured with low-copper, marine-grade aluminium castings, and finished with offshore-grade paint for durable protection. The LED tubular luminaires are available in UV protected polycarbonate tube or borosilicate glass. The components are mounted on a sliding gear tray to facilitate simple installation and maintenance, and may be retrofitted into existing fixtures mounted with T8 lamps.

Christophe Janin, ABB’s Global Product Manager for hazardous location products explains that the LED technology in DTS’ industry-leading Series XFFL tubular lighting and Series XLF floodlights brings several advantages to hazardous area lighting applications. Currently the two most popular products in DTS’ catalogue, the tubular luminaire and floodlight are now available with LED technology to benefit applications in oil and gas processing, as well as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical processing.

Featuring a one-strip LED, the new DTS XFFL tubular LED fittings offer 15% gain on the output beam of a T8 fluorescent lamp. The long operating life of 100,000-plus hours reduces lamp replacement frequency to once every 10 years. The LED fittings are supplied with cable gland, plug and fixing brackets.

The equipment has been approved to: EN60079-0, 60079-1, 60079-7; EC Type Examination Certificate: under directive 94/9/CE; INERIS 13 ATEX 0050X; Ex II 2 G; Ex d IIC T6 Gb for -20°C to + 55°C; Ex d IIB T6 Gb for -20°C to + 55°C (for XFRL140V, XFFL240V, XFRL165V and XFFL265V); Ex II 2 D; Ex tb IIIC T 70°C Db IP66 for -20°C to + 55°C (for XFRL120, XFRL120V, XFRL140, XFRL140V, XFFL220, XFFL220V); Ex tb IIIC T 80°C Db IP66 for -20°C to + 55°C (for XFRL165, XFRL165V, XFFL240, XFFL240V, XFFL265, XFFL265V); Glow wire: 960°C EN60598-2-22; Safe operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C; IP Test: IP66 IEC 60529 (2001); Impact protection index: IK09 (poly) IK07 (glass) according to IEC 60262.

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