This certificate is issued as verification that a sample(s), representative of production, was assessed and tested and found to comply with the IEC Standard list below and that the manufacturer's quality system, relating to the Ex products covered by this certificate, was assessed and found to comply with the IECEx Quality system requirements. This certificate is granted subject to the conditions as set out in IECEx Scheme Rules, IECEx 02 and Operational Documents as amended.
This Unit verification certificate is issued as verification that the Apparatus identified on page 1, was assessed and tested and found to comply with the IEC Standard list below. This certificate is granted subject to the conditions as set out in IECEx Scheme Rules, IECEx 02 and Operational Documents as amended.
The electrical apparatus and any acceptable variations to it specified in the schedule of this certificate and the identified documents, was found to comply with the following standards:
As this is a Unit Verification Certificate, no QAR is applicable as this certificate is specific to the items listed by serial number or other unique identification.
The D2-FF Valvetop Switchbox is designed to control and provide feedback of the position of an actuator / valve combination located in the hazardous area via a Foundation Fieldbus or FISCO network. The equipment comprises an enclosure either made of stainless Steel (DXS models), coated aluminium (DXP models) or glass fibre reinforced resin enclosure (DXR models) housing a FF CC Electronic Unit component certified under IECEx BAS 10.0125U, up to two certified piezoelectric pilot valves, up to two limit switches and an optional potentiometer position sensor. A shaft assembly passes through the enclosure base to which either a potentiometer is connected to provide positional information from the actuator / valve connected or a disc with metallic contacts is fitted to activate limit switches fitted around the shaft, or a combination of both. Based on the inputs from the devices fitted, the FF CC Electronic Unit processed the information and communicates it via the Fieldbus network. The FF CC Electronic Unit also controls the operation of the pilot valves, when fitted, which are connected to the pneumatic valves attached to the side of the enclosure. On top of the Switchbox enclosure a visual indicator is fitted which mechanically connects to the shaft assembly inside to provide an indication of the position of the actuator / valve to which the equipment is connected.External connections to the equipment are made using a plug and socket connector with screw terminals via one of two threaded entries on either side of the enclosure. The installation of external connections and the plugging of the unused entry must be carried out using appropriate Ex e or Ex n cable glands or blanking plug components with a minimum IP rating of IP67 certified by an approved certification body.See Certificate Annex for model range and electrical parameters.