Safety Through Clarity: Unveiling ATEX Ex-Oil Sight Glass Viewports
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Greetje Wesselink
(Visual) Oil Analysis

Safety Through Clarity: Unveiling ATEX Viewports Type Ex-Oil Sight Glass


The Role of ATEX Viewports in Industrial Settings

In various industrial settings, viewports play a crucial role in visually assessing fluid levels and operational conditions within equipment like reservoirs, tanks, gearboxes, transformers, and pipelines. These essential components offer a reliable means of observation and inspection.

Features and Specifications of ATEX Viewports Ex Oil Sight Glass

Equipped with a wire guard, these viewports not only facilitate quick fluid level checks but also boast remarkable resilience against foreign objects. The wire guard can withstand objects up to 1 kg in mass, with an impact head featuring hardened steel and meeting the stringent requirements of DIN EN ISO 80079-36:2016.

Atex viewports type Ex Oil Sight GlassATEX View ports Type Ex Oil Sight Glass

Adaptable Thread Standards and Key Features

Standardly available in G (ISO 228) and NPT (US standard ANSI) threads, these viewports offer adaptability to diverse industrial setups. Moreover, alternate thread standards are available upon request, ensuring compatibility across various systems.

Atex viewport models (type Ex Oil Sight Glass) with G threadAtex viewport models (type Ex Oil Sight Glass) with G thread

Atex viewport models (type Ex Oil Sight Glass) with NPT threadAtex viewport models (type Ex Oil Sight Glass) with NPT thread

Key features

  • Wire guard crafted from stainless steel AISI 316 Ti
  • Body constructed from zinc-plated steel or stainless steel AISI 316L
  • Removable lens facilitating easy cleaning or servicing
  • Seals made from materials like FKM (e.g., Viton) or PTFE
  • Operating temperatures reaching up to +400 °C (depending on seal material)
  • Operating pressure capabilities up to 5 bar (72 psi)
  • Customizable options for sizes, threads, and sight markings based on specific requirements

Compliance and Safety Standards

An example model, the ATEX Viewport Ex-Sight with a G thread and an undercut conforming to DIN 3852-2, complies with the ATEX directive. In accordance with DIN EN ISO 80079-36:2016, these Ex-Sight viewports are equipped with a stainless steel AISI 316 Ti wire guard, ensuring compliance with safety standards for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Ensuring Safety and Ignition Prevention

These ATEX Viewports Ex-Oil Sight Glass are engineered to eliminate any potential ignition sources when operated as per their intended use. For unique specifications such as chemical compatibility, temperature resistance, or pressure requirements, alternate thread sizes and standards (including metric threads) can be made available upon request.

Ordering Information and Customization Options

Please note that due to the extensive range of options available, this product is manufactured upon request, with technical details provided based on the order documents. For further details or inquiries, please reach out to us.

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