25 January 2013
Crowcon's Vortex range of multichannel gas and fire detection control panels has been extended to include an ATEX certified Exd Flameproof version - the Vortex FP, which can be used in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.
Capable of monitoring up to 12 detectors, the Vortex FP is compatible with smoke/heat and flame detectors and up to three of its input channels can be used for fire detection.
Each channel has one fault and three alarm levels which can be combined to trigger up to 32 output relays, allowing connection to a range of external alarms and safety devices such as fans or valves.
Intrinsically safe (IS) safety barriers can also be incorporated for use with IS gas or fire detectors.