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Acquisition Enhances Explosive Atmosphere Expertise

TECHNOR acquisition

– From lighting to boxes      

In June 2013, the MARECHAL ELECTRIC GROUP (MEG) broadened its product range and thereby increased its ability to meet the diverse needs of its customers throughout the world by the acquisition of TECHNOR. The Group has thus enhanced its expertise in the Atex sector with a range of lighting fittings, enclosures and electrical panels.

Increased safety products for hazardous areas

The expanded range of MARECHAL ELECTRIC GROUP now offers customers over 20 product groups designed for use in explosive and combustible atmospheres; lighting fittings, explosion-proof ‘e’ and ‘d’ boxes, control boxes, junction boxes, light alarms, cable glands and control stations. Technor®’s products handle both power and data in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Focusing on Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sectors

Based in Italy, TECHNOR has a global reach with bases in the UAE and Singapore. It has amassed extensive project experience in developing and designing Ex material to suit most applications found in the Ex sectors. The company”s main off-shore markets are found in the oil & gas industry including, drilling rigs, jack-ups, FPSOs. On-shore, Technor®’s products are used in oil refineries, petrochemical plants,  the pharmaceutical and food industries; indeed in any industry in which explosive dust could present a hazard, such as the manufacturers of foodstuffs, grain silos and the textile industry. TECHNOR”s primary activities revolve around power, instrumentation and electronics applications.

Ex certification and innovation

MARECHAL ELECTRIC designs and manufactures an extensive range of quality hi-tech Ex rated connectors. Particularly known for its DECONTACTOR™ sockets with their silver-nickel butt contact technology MARECHAL ELECTRIC provides connectors rated to 200 A three phase and 680 A single phase that constantly exceed expectation.  Recently added to this range is the compact PNCX (Zones 2 and 22) for either power or data transmission and the self-ejecting DXN types – designed to prevent damage to equipment if tension is applied to the cable (e.g. lifeboat connections). The self-ejecting DECONTACTOR™ DXNs can be used in zones 1 and 2 (Gas) and zones 21 and 22 (dust) and are certified under European Directive ATEX 94/9/EC as well as IECEx. Multipin connectors up to 37 pins complete the range.

All Technor® equipment, which is designed for use in explosive atmospheres, complies with national and international standards (ATEX, IECEx and GOST), and all components are certified according to Ex certification requirements.

MARECHAL® RANGES

Industrial electrical outlets and boxes

DXN DECONTACTOR™
20 A / 32 A / 63 A
II2 G D Ex-de IIC Gb
– Automatic watertightness IP66/IP67
– On-load breaking capacity
– Compact and robust design
– High performance poly casing
DX DECONTACTOR™
20 A / 32 A / 63 A / 125 A / 200 A
II2 G D Ex-de IIC Gb
– Automatic watertightness IP66/IP67
– On-load breaking capacity
– Padlockable with plug in or out
PXN12C / DXN25C / DXN37C MULTICONTACT CONTACTORS 10 A
II2 G D Ex-e IIC
– 12 to 37 contacts
– Padlockable with plug in or out
– Anti-corrosion metal casing
COMPACT PNCX CONNECTOR
10 A
II 3 G D
– For zones 2 (gas) and 22 (dust)
– Compact and easy to use
– IP66/IP67 standard (IP68 on request)
– Longer life.
SPeX SINGLE-POLE POWER CONNECTOR 680 A
II2 G D Ex-e IIC
– Automatic watertightness IP65/IP66
– Electromechanical locking system
– Mechanical and visual keying system
MXBS / MXBJ OUTLET AND JUNCTION BOXES
Up to 350 A
II2 G D Ex-e IIC
– Automatic watertightness IP66
– Ability to mount plugs and multicontact connectors / inlets on the same box
– Polyester resin reinforced with fibreglass and graphite
B2X DISTRIBUTION BOXES
II2 G D Ex-e IIC
– Up to 750 V
– Automatic watertightness IP66/IP67
– Equipped with terminals or sockets/inlets.

TECHNOR® RANGES
Lighting

RMS RANGE… Fluorescent light fittings IP66/IP67, Ex-nA, Ex-de.
EVF-P Tubular fluorescent lighting fittings Ex-de, Ex-em.
EVde RANGE Lantern for a high intensity discharge (HID) lamp Ex-de.
FL… RANGE Ex-de floodlights

Explosion-proof boxes

GUB…, EJB… Ex-d IIB, IIB+H2 and IIC boxes.

Junction boxes

AQ-AR… Ex-e and Ex-ia boxes.

Control boxes / Sound and light alarms / Cable glands

CP… RANGE
EF… RANGE
Ex-d, Ex-e and Ex-de control boxes
AWL… RANGE, EV-de RANGE Ex-d, Ex-de IIC warning lights.
P… RANGE Ex d/e cable glands.

For more information Download the Ex brochure.

MARECHAL Electric

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