Industrial facilities with hazardous locations, which require ATEX Certification, gained another safe cooling option as ITW Vortec introduced the ProtEX Vortex A/C, certified for Zones 1 and 21.
The newly ATEX Certified ProtEX Vortex A/C models 8115, 8125, 8135 and 8170 are certified to the latest EN ISO 80079-36:2016 standard. These Vortec models offer 900, 1500, 2500 or 5,000 BTU/hour cooling capacity to suit the differing needs of each enclosure and facility.
Vortec’s ProtEX Vortex A/C units operate in environments up to 175 degrees F. They are designed to cool enclosures quietly rather than adding to industrial noise, with 62 dBA operation, 78% quieter than typical vortex coolers. The design of the units ensures that no ambient, dirty or humid air enters the cabinet. They require no wiring and can be easily installed in minutes. A mechanical thermostat turns the unit on only when necessary. All four of the Vortec ProtEX models have a small footprint to fit on all enclosures and in confined areas, and can be mounted to the top or side of the enclosure.
The Vortec ProtEX Vortex A/C units gained safety certification for compressed air temperatures of up to 120 degrees F and are approved for a Temperature Class of T3.