To easily overcome fitting issues, hazardous areas cable connection specialist, Hawke International, has produced an extensive range of thread adaptors, reducers and fittings. These enable interconnection of dissimilar sized connections on cable glands and enclosures while remaining compliant with international standards and approvals. This ensures that the integrity of equipment and safety in hazardous environments is not compromised.
Hawke equipment is most frequently installed in offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities, in marine applications and in chemical and process industries. Typical environments are classed as Zone 1, 2, 21 or 22. Their hazardous area products are in use worldwide so installers and contractors may need to adapt equipment to meet local engineering practice or national standards and codes. The incompatibility of threads due to size or pitch is a typical problem.
Product specialist James Ellerker explained, “It can be frustrating and time consuming when an installer finds that the enclosure cable entry thread and that of the connecting cable gland are different. This may happen at a key stage and result in delay that can be expensive time-critical capital programmes. Our comprehensive range of thread adaptors allows these problems to be speedily and effectively overcome.”
Hawke’s new range of thread adaptors will convert to two sizes above the original diameter and an unlimited range of sizes below. Many variations are possible. These include male-to-female or female-to-male thread conversions, elbows for 90 degree connections, as well as in-line unions, earth lead adaptors, breather drains, stopping plugs and other accessories.
Adaptors are manufactured to the same exacting standards as the Hawke International glands and connectors. They use the same high grade materials and production processes certified to ISO9001. Equipment is tested to the latest IEC/EN60079 standards and is dual certified ATEX and IECEx.
Release issue: March 14, 2013
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