News

Ysebaert NV sends around ten e-mails a year with product information about new products, price lists, interesting facts (FAQs) and general company news. 

 

Holiday period

We’ll still be here during the upcoming holiday period!
As always, you can rely on fast service. Delivery times might be a bit longer during this period due to collective shutdowns at a few of our suppliers.

The Ysebaert team already wishes you pleasant holidays!

Read more 14-06-2022

ATEX fittings optionally DALI dimmable

Schuch, our house supplier of ATEX lighting, can deliver virtually every type of fitting with the option ‘DALI dimmable’.
Compared to fittings that can only be turned on and off, dimmable fittings allow the light level to be adapted precisely as desired.
When combined with sensors, this makes substantial cost savings possible.

We distinguish between 4 types:

  • DIMD: 
    ATEX and non-ATEX standard lighting,
    Switching and dimming
  • MA-Z:
    non-ATEX emergency lighting
    Automatic central monitoring
  • MA-Z DIMD:
    Non-ATEX emergency lighting
    Automatic central monitoring, switching and dimming
  • DIMDI:
    ATEX emergency lighting
    Automatic central monitoring, switching and dimming

You can also purchase the management controller from us. Schuch works here primary with LIMAS Line BASIC/PRO.

Read more 03-06-2022

Our Connecta-P celebrates its silver anniversary!

For 25 years now Ysebaert has been delivering your ATEX glass-fibre reinforced terminal boxes within 48 hours.
It’s not just terminals, glands and stops but also cable ducts, hinges, tag plates, earthing plates, etc. that form part of our service, regardless of the version (Ex e, Ex i, Ex t).

Guidelines and standards are constantly evolving, and our CP naturally must continue to satisfy them.
We are proud to announce to you that the certificate of our CP (Connecta-P) is now in full conformity with the latest edition of the standards.

Apart from the new classifications that you will find on the label, in practice you will scarcely notice this upgrade.

You can find more information about our terminal boxes here.

Read more 01-06-2022

Ysebaert at M+R trade fair

On Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March 2022, the M+R trade fair for measurement and control instruments in the processing industry is taking place at Antwerp Expo.

We are pleased to invite you to stand C2310 in order to present to you our explosion protection range.

As a specialist, we supply ATEX-approved system solutions and we offer practical training courses.

Register here for your free entrance badge!

Read more 22-02-2022

Central mailbox for a faster response

We set up a central mailbox for our Ex Zone department. From now on, please send all your e-mails for this department to 

Several persons have constant access to this mailbox in order to process your e-mails faster.

Read more 16-02-2022

Job opening for an Inside Sales Engineer Ex Zone

Providing good service to our customers is very important for us. For this we need reinforcements, and we’ll be looking for a future ATEX specialist who can assist our customers both technically and commercially.

Know someone who is right for this? Then be sure to let them know about our job opening!

Read more 28-12-2021

End-of-year period

We will be open for business throughout the holiday season with the exception of 24th December. All other days a skeleton team will handle urgent deliveries or collections. 

The Ysebaert team would like to thank you for the pleasant cooperation in 2021 and wishes you and your family a successful 2022.

Read more 16-12-2021

Pendant controls with new push buttons

The push buttons of the pendant control stations have undergone a technical change.
As a result the pendant control stations were subject to a recertification.
Certificate LOM20ATEX1055X was obtained in May of this year and since then the pendant control stations are being produced under this certificate.

XAWP pendant control stations are suitable for any industry and are mainly used for controlling gantry cranes as well as other types of crane and mobile equipment. They can be used in zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.
They are available with 2, 4, 6 or 8 pushbuttons and up to 3 contacts per pushbutton. The pushbuttons are locked per pair as standard, to protect against them being pressed simultaneously. On request, the pendants can be supplied without this mechanical interlocking.
Each pushbutton can be equipped with a dual pressure control to operate equipment at 2 speeds (1 contact per speed).

A pendant control station comes as standard with a rubber cable gland and metal suspension bracket. The cable is not supplied.

Besides the standard pendant control stations, the XAWP series can be customised. This customisation also includes the option of connecting 2 pendants, thus offering 16 pushbutton controls.

Read more 23-09-2021

ATEX fittings now also available with green LEDs

As a Schuch distributor, we can henceforth also offer this manufacturer´s ATEX fittings with green LEDs.

Green lighting is typically used to indicate an emergency shower.
Until recently this could only be achieved with a coloured film, now however coloured LEDs do the trick.

Interested? Communicate the desired type and number and we will make you a price offer:

  • e840: ATEX lighting for zone 1 and 21
  • e865: ATEX lighting for zone 1 and 21
  • nD866: ATEX lighting for zone 2 and 22
  • nD8611: ATEX safety lighting for zone 2 and 22
Read more 22-09-2021

Functional maintenance for safety lighting

The safety lighting circuit is regarded as a vital circuit for which functional maintenance applies.

In the past, when it came to the installation of safety lighting one usually opted to connect these devices to a central battery.

However, the GREI (General Regulations on Electrical Installations (Belgium)) now requires that the cables of such safety installations be established either redundantly, or non-redundant - but then using FR2 cables.

With an integrated safety source there are no extra requirements for the cables. 

So as not to have to pull any new or extra cables in an existing installation, replacement of the existing lighting by safety lighting with an integrated battery is a simpler solution.

The following devices from our line can be considered for this:

e864 :

  • emergency lighting LED 29W or 41W
  • autonomy 1 or 3 hours
  • suitable for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

nD867 :

  • emergency lighting LED 33W or 48W
  • autonomy 1 or 3 hours
  • suitable for zone 2 and 22

e856 :

  • emergency lighting LED 6W or 11W or 19W
  • autonomy 1 or 3 hours
  • suitable for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

nD8611 :

  • emergency lighting LED 5W
  • autonomy 1 or 3 hours
  • suitable for zone 2 and 22
Read more 21-06-2021

Multicontact plugs and sockets

Marechal plugs and sockets have been included in our line for several years now.
Along with the classic 2P+PE and 4P+PE devices, we are pleased to draw your attention to the multicontact versions. 
The devices of the PXN/DXN series have a metal housing and are appropriate for 10A.

  • PXN12C = 11P+PE
  • DXN25C = 24P+PE
  • DXN37C = 36P+PE

In contrast to the typical modular assembly of Marechal, however, in this series a complete plug, socket, etc. are delivered:

  • wall socket female
  • built-in socket female
  • connection plug female
  • wall socket male
  • built-in socket male
  • plug male

Under our ASSEMBLY certificate we can build custom boxes for you, equipped with a built-in device of this series.

Take a look at the attached photos and contact us for more information.

Read more 28-04-2021

Exd housings now also available in larger dimensions

Within our line of Exd housings we occasionally ran up against size limitations, particularly with the IIC housings.
However, this is now a thing of the past. As of today we can also build larger boxes for you on request.  
IIC housings supplemental to our GUB-Y series where the largest size (GUB-Y-06) is only 329 x 293 x 248 mm:

  • GUB-05BS = 400 x 400 x 235 mm
  • GUB-06S = 465 x 465 x 262 mm
  • GUB-07S = 570 x 570 x 305 mm

IIB+H2 housings in supplement to our EJB-Y series where the largest size (EJB-Y-13A) is only 832 x 607 x 400 mm:

  • EJB-09 = 840 x 615 x 413 mm
  • EJB-10 = 940 x 650 x 425 mm
Read more 27-04-2021

LED high bay light fitting for zone 1 and 21

As an alternative to the traditional high bay fittings, we can propose an elegant LED luminaire.

The series e8825 is suitable for zone 1 and 21 and is equipped with 1 or 2 LED wings.

This series is available in multiple light levels, up to 31000 lumen!
In option, this luminaire is also available for ambient temperatures of up to +55°C.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or take a look at our catalog.

Read more 24-02-2021

Powerful LED floodlight for zone 1 and 21

Robust, highly efficient and extremely durable, these are the outstanding properties of the explosion-proof LED floodlight series e8820.

A cooling rib structure that completely encloses each housing segment characterises the design of the Ex light fitting. The result is excellent heat dissipation, supported by good convection and thus additional cooling of each luminaire segment. In conjunction with high-quality LEDs and electronic ballasts, these are the best prerequisites for a long service life, even at high temperatures.
Thanks to the modular structure, you can choose the luminous flux that you need for your project and can therefore efficiently replace conventional luminaires with high pressure sodium vapor lamps up to at least 400W.
Ease of assembly and maintenance were also the focus of the development of the e8820. The large connection space with two cable entries not only enables comfortable electrical connection, but also cost-saving in-out wiring without additional junction boxes.
With the mounting bracket, which can be swiveled in 5° steps, the floodlight can be adjusted quickly and easily as required.

Read more 23-02-2021

We support "Kom op tegen kanker"!

Once again this year we are donating our budget for end-of-the-year gifts to a good cause.

This year we will be contributing this amount to Kom op tegen kanker (Stand up against cancer, the Flemish cancer fundraising foundation). In this way we are helping them to prevent, combat and mitigate cancer and to campaign for a better cancer policy - hopefully bringing us a step closer to a world without cancer.

We wish you enjoyable holidays and a healthy and happy New Year!

Read more 17-12-2020

Newcomer to our line: ATEX EMC cable glands

We´ve already introduced you to our new cable glands from the EBU and the KBA series.

As of today we are also stocking a limited quantity of the following types:

  • EBS: ATEX cable glands for EMC application
  • KBA-LSK: ATEX cable glands for lead cables
Read more 16-12-2020

Connecta-P : custom made terminal boxes

We like to remind you of our service where we can deliver Exe and Exi terminal boxes within 48hrs. Not only terminals, glands and plugs, but also special terminal numbering and tagplates are part of our standard service.

You can find more information about our terminal boxes here.

Along with terminal boxes, we can also build control boxes under our Assembl-Y certificate.
An expansion of the Connecta-P series with a number of types with greater installation depth, offers further possibilities.

  • CP2560D = 250 x 600 x 160 mm
  • CP4140D = 405 x 400 x 201 mm
Read more 15-12-2020

Extensive line of ATEX floodlights

Ysebaert has several types of ATEX floodlights in its line, so it can offer the right solution for virtually every application.
Although LED is becoming ever more widely accepted as the standard, we can still deliver the classic floodlight with sodium or metal iodide lamps.
Within the LED line we distinguish between floodlights for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22, and those only for zones 2 and 22.
Let us put everything in a nutshell for you:
Suited for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22

Suited for zones 2 and 22

Read more 30-11-2020

The nD866-LED Series now also in a smaller casing

Within the nD866 series, our LED luminaires for zone 2 and 22, we can now also present a shorter version.

Until recently, the 28W and 40W versions of the nD866LED series were only available in a 1250mm long casing. This is equivalent to the casing of a classic 2x36W fluorescent lighting.

These versions are now also available in a casing of only 678mm in length, the size of a classic 2x18W fluorescent lighting.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 20-11-2020

LED ceiling- or wall-mounted light fitting for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

Are you looking for a small, explosion-protected light fitting for the illumination of hard-to-reach areas, areas with confined space conditions or with minimal requirements for illuminance? The LED ceiling- or wall-mounted light fitting series e9312 is the perfect choice.

It is robust, compact and the outer fixing points allow easy installation. Furthermore, the frosted impact-resistant PC cover ensures glare-free and homogenous illumination and, in combination with the sturdy wire guard, protects the light fitting against accidental damage.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the enclosed datasheet.

Read more 29-09-2020

LED handlamp for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

Whether in large industrial plants or in small rooms, there are areas everywhere that are not at all or not sufficiently illuminated by general lighting. Hand lamps are best suited for working in these areas, especially our product series 9310 for hazardous areas zone 1 and 21.

It is both robust and compact - a true lightweight with useful and practical details:

  • highly impact-resistant PC cover
  • robust wire guard for additonal safety
  • metal eyelet and hook for hanging up the hand lamp in order to keep both hands free for working
  • frosted cover ensures glare-free lighting for safe work

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the enclosed datasheet

Read more 28-09-2020

Combatting Covid-19 with non-contact body temperature measurement via camera!

Our supplier Wiska, with its many years of experience in CCTV video surveillance for offshore applications, has recently marketed a new BTM system (Body Temperature Measurement).

This camera measures a person´s temperature and displays the result on a PC.

It is often used in public spaces, industrial buildings, shopping centres and hotels, and enables one to detect signs of possible infections at an early stage.

The system requires only 3 components: a dual camera, a blackbody unit and a PC. The body temperature is measured at a distance of 3 meters - still with an accuracy of 0.3 °C.

Depending on the product version, the device is able to measure up to 30 people simultaneously and in real time - as a result, the system can also be used in areas with high levels of traffic.

You can find more information in the annexed brochure. Don´t hesitate to contact us for a price quote.

Read more 27-07-2020

LRX - Torch for zone 0

The LRX rechargeable torch is ideal for use in all zones: zone 0, 20, 1, 21, 2, 22.
Consequently, this type is the perfect supplement to our line of torches.

The powerful LED can be used at 3 intensity levels: HIGH - NOMINAL - LOW.

The lamp switches off automatically when it is placed on the charger. In case of a power outage, it will automatically switch on for 3 minutes.

The charger must be ordered separately and is available in a 230VAC (with Europlug) or a 12-24VDC (without plug) version.

Feel free to contact us for more information or consult the product section of our website.

Read more 22-06-2020

Powerful lightweight LED floodlight for zone 1

The brand-new LED Area Flood Light is a high efficiency luminaire which boasts an impressive light output of 19,000 Lumens.
Certified for use in Zone 1, 21, 2, 22 this is a modern and versatile luminaire.

This floodlight differs from conventional types: 

  • because it is suitable for gas group IIC (instead of IIB);
  • lightweight: it weighs half as much due to the Exe protection level (instead of Exd)

The high-quality corrosion resistant aluminium body gives excellent durability in offshore environments, and the LED light engine provides a long service life which is virtually maintenance free.

  • Low maintenance high efficiency LED light source
  • High quality corrosion resistant aluminium alloy body
  • Durable construction
  • Long service life with light engine warranty of up to 5 years
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Steel swivel mounting bracket
  • A simple and robust design:

A version for mobile applications is also available.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 29-01-2020

200A ATEX plugs and sockets

Marechal is the only manufacturer of ATEX equipment that can supply Ex d e certified plugs and sockets that can switch up to 200A.
As you would expect of Marechal, the modular design also gives you the possibility of adapting the equipment to your application, even at these high currents.
The DX range is suitable for gas zones 1 and 2 as well as dust zones 21 and 22.
With the lid closed or the plug inserted, the level of protection of the socket is IP65.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the datasheet.

Read more 17-12-2019

This end of year Ysebaert supports Doctors Without Borders

As a festive gift, we will be making a donation to charity. This year we will be donating to Médecins sans Frontières. In this way we help them save lives of countless people in need.

And isn't life the most beautiful gift in the world?

Happy New Year!

Read more 16-12-2019

LFH - Fixed fan heater

LFH Fixed Fan Heater combines superior efficiency with simple functionality to provide a next-generation heating solution for use in hazardous environments where the atmosphere is classified as zone 1/2 (IIB+H2).

Certified to the new EN 80079-36 and EN 80079-37 standards for constructional safety, the LFH comes ready to ‘plug and play’, with the option of fitting a plug, or hard wiring to an isolator unit (switch with MCB).

The LFH is designed to operate in ambient temperatures of -40°C to +40°C, and uses a framework allowing for multiple mounting options on floors, walls, and even ceilings.
It is available in T3 and T4 temperature classes.

Up to 20kW (40kW with EXHEAT Advanced Controls) of thermal power can be directed
to heat areas within a larger room, or warm a mid-sized room to a comfortable operating
temperature.

The robust stainless steel housing is suitable for onshore and offshore usage, including offshore marine installations, gas installations, aircraft hangars, munition stores, spray shops, battery stores, fuel servicing areas, portable washdown heaters and many more.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the datasheet.

Read more 25-10-2019

MFH - Portable fan heater

The MFH Portable Fan Heater is a truly portable hazardous area fan assisted heater.

The Bulldog combines efficient design with simple functionality to provide a portable heating solution for use in hazardous environments where the atmosphere is classified as zone 1 or 2 (IIA, IIB & H2). Certified to the new EN ISO 80079-36 and EN ISO 80079-37 standards for constructional safety, The Bulldog comes ready to ‘plug and play’ with the option of fitting a plug, or hard wiring to an isolator unit (switch with MCB).

The casing is moulded from a steel reinforced polymer which makes The Bulldog tough and durable. Using adjustable feet, the heater can be angled to allow for flexibility in its positioning and, with its compact design, can be easily stored or transported.

The Bulldog can be used with or without ducting to provide a warm stream of air that can be felt metres away, even in ambient temperatures as low as -40°C and up to +40°C. The heater can optionally be fitted with an additional safety device.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 24-10-2019

e864: LED emergency lighting for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

The ATEX LED lighting range from Schuch consists of 2 types: e840 and e865.
An emergency lighting system has been developed for the 2nd type: e864.

These explosionproof LED lamp fittings are provided with an electronic ballast. The life span of more than 100,000 hours renders this explosionproof fitting virtually maintenance-free.

The fitting tests its emergency function and battery itself at regular intervals. The status and potential errors are clearly signalled by means of a 2-coloured LED.
his fitting can be used in a permanent as well as in a non-permanent execution.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 25-09-2019

MTL SUM5 - 5 functions in a compact modular design

We are pleased to announce the Market Launch of the all new MTL Smart Universal Marshalling Solution. This innovative and reliable marshalling solution can reduce DCS cabinet requirements by 30 to 50%, thus significantly decreasing project infrastructure costs.
With the MTL SUM5, five marshalling functions are being combined into ONE configurable and standard design:

  • Intrinsically safe isolators
  • Signal conditioning
  • Relay interfaces
  • Surge protection
  • Loop disconnect

The MTL SUM5 can typically reduce the number of marshalling component types on a bill of material from 20 to 7, simplifying procurement, commissioning and maintenance.
Plus, with the SUM5's modular design, late changes in I/O or surge can be easily accommodated at minimum cost and time.

Modular and configurable design reduces costs, optimizes productivity, and increases process up-time:

  • 5 marshalling functions in ONE design simplifies commissioning, start-up, maintenance and documentation
  • Eliminates up to 8 connections per channel, the most common fault in marshalling cabinets
  • Comprehensive diagnostics notify you when service is required
  • Intelligent modules with LED indicators simplify commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Components can be easily replaced. Replacement isolator automatically assumes channel configuration
  • Extended -40ºC to +70°C operating temperature range
  • Designed for ATEX, IECEx and North American certification requirements
Read more 24-09-2019

Full HD 50" widescreen Exp monitor

In addition to the Exi screens up to 24 ", Gönnheimer now also has an Exp screen of no less than 50".

This full HD widescreen monitor is equipped with an integrated Exp control unit and can optionally be extended with a keyboard with integrated touchpad.

Main features are:

  • 50" TFT, 127cm display diagonal
  • Full HD resolution 1920x1080
  • Digital datatransfer via copper or fiber optic cable
  • Available interfaces: DVI, USB, Video, Ethernet, ...

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the datasheet.

Read more 18-06-2019

Comprehensive range of cable glands

We presented our new BIMED EBU and KBA cable glands in a previous newsletter. These are the 'standard' metal Ex cable glands which are suitable for most applications and are deliverable from stock (Wommelgem).

We can also supply BIMED Ex cable glands for special applications:

The comprehensive range usually involves a delivery time of a few weeks and a minimum order quantity per shipment.

Ask us about it!

Read more 28-05-2019

Renewal of Manufacturing Quality Certification

Mid May the audit took place to renew our production quality certificate. For this purpose, we were visited by a DEKRA auditor.
We are proud to announce that following this audit our certification was renewed until May 2022.

Read more 27-05-2019

New single compression gland also suited for armoured cable

Earlier we already presented our new cable glands.

The single compression gland EBU (equivalent to our old PA) is used as standard for unshielded cable. However, shielded cable is also allowed.

The latter is not just an empty claim, but is literally included in the certificate:

Cable glands are suitable for cable type where sealing and retention is required by gripping the outer sheath (including armoured/screened/braided cables when the armour/screen/braid is clamped inside the terminating equipment).

You may therefore connect a reinforced cable with a single compression cable gland on condition 

  • that it is a fixed installation
  • that the earthing is not interrupted (armouring to be earthed in the cabinet)
  • and that an extra strain relief is provided (can be done both inside and outside the cabinet (= frame))
Read more 22-03-2019

Pointing devices in the Ex zone

As accessories with the Ex-PC, Ysebaert's range includes Keyboard and Trackball. Both are available for building-in and in a field housing.

As an alternative to the conventional trackball, a joystick and a touchpad are also available in an IP65 field housing.

The joystick is available in a version with 2 or 3 axes and with or without buttons on the handle.

Both the joystick and the touchpad are suitable for use in zone 1, 2 and 22.

Read more 27-02-2019

Ysebaert is switching to a new type of cable gland

After many years, we have decided to replace PA/PAP brass cable glands, a long-established feature of our range, by the EBU and KBA series.

Both these types are nickel-plated as standard, and available made of stainless steel on request.
Just like the PA/PAP, they are triple-certified, i.e. suitable for Exd, Exe and Ext applications.

EBU is the equivalent of the PA, a single clamping cable gland, and therefore is used as standard for unshielded cable. However, shielded cable is also allowed.
The clamping rubber consists of 2 or 3 removable parts which makes the clamping range very large.

KBA is the equivalent of the PAP, a double clamping cable gland and therefore suitable for armoured cable. The special construction of the innermost clamping rings enables any kind of armour or shielding to be clamped.
The clamping rings are fixed inside the body, but can be pulled out during assembly. Searching down on your hands and knees for a ring that has fallen out is also a thing of the past.

Unlike PA/PAP, we can also supply cable glands with M16x1.5 screw-thread.

In the next few months, the stock of PA/PAP will be reduced and that of EBU and KBA gradually increased.

Read more 25-02-2019

Project in the spotlight: Autonomous energy system for ATEX zone 1

At the end of last year, Ysebaert built an autonomous energy system for installation in ATEX zone 1.

This system consists of:

  • 2 explosion-proof solar panels of 305W each, fitted on a metal supporting frame.
  • Stainless steel battery box with four 12V/118Ah (C100) batteries, in a stainless steel terminal box wired up to 24V/236Ah.
  • EJB-Y-11 control cabinet with a 500VA DC-AC inverter, a charge regulator (20A) for the solar panels and the necessary fuses.

Ysebaert provides custom-designed autonomous energy systems suited for zones 1 and 2. 

Read more 29-01-2019

Powerful LED safety lighting

The Schuch series e856 safety lighting range now has a new, powerful 19W LED version. 

This light fitting is the equivalent of a 2x18W emergency light fitting, but in a compact housing (only 440 mm long). It can be supplied with 1 or 3-hour autonomy and is suitable for zone 1, 21, 2 and 22.
The e856 series is characterised by an active self-test function, an 80,000-hour working life of the LEDs, and a battery that can be changed in a hazardous zone.

Read more 19-12-2018

Exp control unit FS870S

An overpressure system consists of a control unit and a magnetic valve.

Besides the standard control unit FS850S and its big brother FS860S, we can also supply the FS870S.

It is a high class Ex-p control system used for special applications, like analyzer systems with continuous flow operation etc..

The main features are:

  • 2 independent PID control loops for the cabinet pressure and for the flow rate.
  • Flow measurement with high dynamic range which allows the measurement of high flow rates during purging and also very small flow rates during continuous flow operation.
    This is realized by a special measurement channel with a thermal flow measurement instead of the standard orifice plate design.
  • Ethernet interface (optional)
  • Graphic display
  • Wide range power supply
  • Interface for parameter memory module and optional CM873 memory module.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the datasheet.

Read more 28-11-2018

Custom-made SB housings

The SB series is an Exe cabinet made of stainless steel (316) with a hinged cover and sealed walls as standard. On request, they can be supplied with one or more gland plates.

Within the certification limits of this series, a custom-made cabinet can be made. If you don't want the standard vertical orientation, you can have a horizontal format cabinet.

Ysebaert assembles your cabinet according to your specifications with clamps, cable glands, control components, ... and provides a certificate for the whole unit.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Read more 27-11-2018

MTL programmable annunciators

Programmable alarm annunciators have been used for many years in various sectors.

Through our partnership with MTL, we can now offer their comprehensive range of intrinsically safe and standard annunciators. On request, we can also build the standard annunciators into an Exd housing.

The 725B series for installation in the safe zone has an innovative design, offers excellent flexibility and reliability and is also easy to programme.

The LN1000 intrinsically safe annunciator can be installed in any hazardous gas zone. Ysebaert can also build this annunciator into a stainless steel housing;

An overview of all the models and their functionalities can be found here.

Read more 28-09-2018

Self-certification?

Ysebaert has always preferred (and still does) assembly for zone 1 and/or 21. Your assembled housing is then supplied with an ATEX certificate for the whole unit, issued by a Notified Body.

However, in some specific cases this is not possible, and a different solution needs to be found. The ATEX Directive allows the possibility of self-certification for zone 2 and/or 22 for this kind of hazard.

The HMI TP panels made by Siemens are a typical example. These are only certified for zone 2 and 22 and can therefore not be marked for zone 1 and/or 21 when they are integrated.

The photos show a housing with a built-in TP1500 panel.
After thorough analysis, Ysebaert drew up a certificate of conformity for this unit. In the certificate, we declare that this housing may be used in accordance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and the prevailing standards in zone 2 (II 3 G).

Read more 27-09-2018

12VAC portable ATEX LED work light

Working in conductive, enclosed areas with the risk of explosion can be dangerous. In addition to an increased risk of electrocution, the presence of hydrocarbons constitutes a real risk of fire and/or explosion.

Therefore, the materials used must comply with specific requirements. These mainly relate to temporary work illumination in tanks, drums and towers. This illumination enables safe access to these tanks, drums and towers for inspections and cleaning.

In Bleigum the material must not only meet European directive 2014/34/EU (= ATEX114) in Belgium, but must also comply with the General Regulation for Electrical Installations (Dutch: AREI). Of course, less strict or stricter requirements can apply in other countries.

Only the following lighting devices may be used in enclosed areas:

  • Flashlights and hand lamps powered by (rechargeable) batteries of the correct category and/or Energy Performance on Location (EPL)
  • Compressed-air driven lighting devices of the correct category and/or EPL
  • Portable lamps and lighting devices using Extra Low Safety Voltage (Dutch: ZLVS) of the correct category and/or EPL
    ZLVS = 12VAC, 18VDC with ripple and 30VDC without ripple

Within this third group, we can now propose a 12VAC portable LED work light, the PLXS3-12220Z000:

  • Suitable for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22
  • 30W LED, 4000 Lumen
  • 20m (= max.) cable H07RN-F 2x2.5mm²
  • Robust, only 1.8kg
  • Polycarbonate tube and end parts
  • From -20°C to +55°C

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 20-06-2018

nD87: LED floodlight for zone 2 and 22

About a year ago, we already introduced the nD88 LED floodlight.
This was an addition to the range of floodlights for zone 2 and 22.

Today we present the nD87 LED floodlight.

Just like the nD88 series, it has an aluminium housing with a glass cover, and includes a mounting bracket.

This series is available in multiple light intensities and with the following choice of versions:

  • narrow beam
  • wide beam
  • narrow wide beam
  • asymmetrical beam

The conventional floodlights of the nD277 and nD278 series are no longer available.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 18-05-2018

LED safety lighting for zone 1, 2, 21 and 22

If you are on the lookout for independent safety lighting for your infrastructure, the e856 LED series for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 offers a space-saving and affordable solution.

The use of LEDS in emergency lighting represent savings of 71% compared to the frequently used 8W TL-lamp. In addition they generate a stable 100% light current.

The life span of more than 80,000 hours renders this fitting virtually maintenance-free. Testing autonomous safety lighting in dangerous zones requires special procedures and is very labour intensive.
A safety lighting with active self-testing considerably increases safety. The fitting tests its emergency function, the lamp and battery itself at regular intervals. The status and potential errors are clearly signalled by means of a 2-coloured LED.

The battery can be replaced in the dangerous zone without any extra measures. This fitting can be used in a permanent as well as in a non-permanent execution.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 18-04-2018

LED ATEX sight glass lighting

LEDs have also found their way into the sight glass lighting range.
In addition to the USL05-LED, we can now also propose its older brother USL07 in a LED version.

This ATEX LED sight glass lighting has temperature class T6, can be used at ambient temperatures up to 60°C and is suitable for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.
The 14W LED is available with a beam angle of 11° or 26°.
Depending on the supply voltage, variants are available for 24VAC/DC or 120-230VAC.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 06-04-2018

Made-to-measure solution from MTL Products for the replacement of (defective) Eurocards in 19” racks

For many years Eurocards were frequently built into 19” racks in process technology. As you have noticed, it has become increasingly difficult to get new Eurocards.

From now on, MTL Products is opting for a totally different concept.

This custom solution consists of a new 19” rack where the known Exi separators of the 4500 series are mounted on a printed circuit board or backplane. Depending on the type, up to 24 separators can be attached to this backplane.

When designing your specific 19” rack, the position and length of the existing cables are also taken into account. In the example shown, the non-Exi cables are routed to terminals at the back of the backplane, while on the Exi side an extra blue and pre-wired terminal block allows an 'extension' of the (too) short cables.

This solution also makes it possible to transition your old installation in phases (rack by rack), which means in a budget-friendly way.

We are of course always available for further advice.

Read more 14-03-2018

Explosion-proof IP68 LED fixture

LED lighting is also increasingly taking its place in the world of Ex.
We already introduced the LED spotlights, LED hand lamps, LED fixtures for zone 1 or only for zone 2, …

The new AQUA-70-Ex-LED is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 and differs from other Ex LED fixtures due to its high degree of protection IP68.
In Ex applications where you notice that IP66 is not sufficient (quays, cooling towers, ...) this fixture offers an excellent solution.

These fixtures are available in a 25W and a 50W version.
Standard voltage is 110-254VAC, however, on demand 220-250VDC can be used as well.

These fixtures can be fitted with through-wiring on request and, if so desired, with a pre-assembled cable and plug.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 26-02-2018

Extended range of cabinet heating

Looking for an explosion-safe cabinet heating?
We have an extensive range of cabinet heating and thermostats.

The range of FXE enclosure heaters provides an array of fixed duty heating solutions for smaller enclosures. We also offer a range of FX fixed duty and self-regulating heaters as well as the FXS self-regulating models that can be custom engineered to suit the customer’s space restraints or duty requirements.

The FX range also includes the FXT control thermostats, available in both inline or remote designs. These thermostats provide frost protection, condensation prevention and temperature maintenance.

Both heaters and thermostats are certified for use in zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.

Here’s a list of the different types:

FXE

  • diameter: 50mm
  • to be mounted vertically
  • constant power
  • to be combined with thermostat
  • 30-100W

FXB

  • depth: 72mm
  • to be mounted vertically
  • constant power
  • to be combined with thermostat
  • 100-500W

FXH

  • depth: 30mm
  • to be mounted vertically
  • constant power
  • to be combined with thermostat
  • 45-200W

FXB-SR

  • depth: 72mm
  • to be mounted in any direction
  • variable power
  • optional thermostat
  • 130-350W

FXH-SR

  • depth: 30mm
  • to be mounted in any direction
  • variable power
  • optional thermostat
  • 50-200W

FXS

  • block or finned (possibly made-to-measure)
  • to be mounted directly on the element to be heated  
  • variable power
  • optional thermostat
  • up to 1000W

Ask for it!

Read more 26-01-2018

New 24V MTL power supply

We are pleased to present the new PSG60E24RM DIN rail power supply. This 24V power supply for use with MTL isolators and barriers, has a single output with adjustable voltage and status indication.
It is a high specification unit and replaces the MTL5991 in all applications.

  • 24V 60W output
  • Universal mains power input
  • Adjustable output
  • High efficiency
  • Wide operating temperature range
Read more 19-12-2017

3 new models in the MTL7700 range

The MTL7700 range follows closely in the footsteps of the MTL700 but as a DIN rail mounting barrier providing quick and easy installation without the need for special hardware. The addition of 3 new models fills gaps in the range which can no longer be supported by MTL700.
Removable terminals are used for ease of installation, maintenance and for providing a loop disconnect by simply unplugging the terminals from the side of the module. Wire entry is also angled to assist wiring within limited space enclosures. MTL7700 barriers clamp simply and securely onto standard T-section DIN rail, simultaneously making a reliable IS earth connection. For applications where field power is required for switch inputs or 2-wire transmitters, the MTL7700 range provides a bussed power feed facility. When used in conjunction with the MTL7798 power feed module the user has a fully protected, electronically fused supply to many barriers with no additional wiring required.

  • Removable terminals - for easy cabling - UNIQUE
  • Bussed power - reduces cabling - UNIQUE
  • Barrier protection module
  • Proximity detector inputs - UNIQUE
  • Dual channel modules
  • Relay and solid state switch modules - UNIQUE
Read more 18-12-2017

The e840-LED Series now also in a smaller casing

After the presentation of the new LED luminaires for zone 1 and 21, and later on the extension for pole mounting, we can now also present a shorter version.

Until recently, the 33W version of the e840LED series was only available in a 1355mm long casing. This is equivalent to the casing of a classic 2x36W fluorescent lighting.

This version is now also available in a casing of only 745mm in length, the size of a classic 2x18W fluorescent lighting, and is available for both pole and ceiling mounting.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

 

Read more 28-11-2017

MTL Surge Protection

Surges and spikes from nearby lightning strikes, arc-welders and high voltage cables can destroy or disrupt unprotected electronic equipment.

We can supply a comprehensive range of MTL surge protection devices offering solutions for the following domains: 

  • power protection
  • data and signal protection
  • fieldbus protection
  • network and communications protection
  • telecom protection
  • specialist protection

All of which are designed and manufactured to ensure the highest level of protection for increased reliability and availability of your systems and valuable assets.

Take a look at our product page for more info.

Read more 27-11-2017

Ex Heating Appliances

Now that the winter is approaching, we need once again pay the necessary attention to the heating of rooms and spaces.

It goes without saying that this is equally important in environments that pose a risk of explosion.

Standard we have the FAW ribbed-tube heater series, the FWD ribbed-tube heater series, the FLR radiator series and the HEF cabinet heating series in our range. 

We can also announce the arrival of the "BULLDOG" mobile heater. 

The MFH Portable Fan Heater is the world's first truly portable hazardous area fan assisted heater.

The Bulldog combines efficient design with simple functionality to provide a portable heating solution for use in hazardous environments where the atmosphere is classified as Zone 1 or 2 (IIA, IIB & H2). Certified to the new EN ISO 80079-36 and EN ISO 80079-37 standards for constructional safety, The Bulldog comes ready to ‘plug and play’ with the option of fitting a plug, or hard wiring to an isolator unit.

The casing is moulded from a steel reinforced polymer which makes The Bulldog tough and durable. Using adjustable feet, the heater can be angled to allow for flexibility in its positioning and, with its compact design, can be easily stored or transported.

The Bulldog can be used with or without ducting to provide a warm stream of air that can be felt metres away, even in ambient temperatures as low as -40°C and up to +40°C. The heater can optionally be fitted with an additional safety device above and beyond the requirements of the certification.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the brochure.

Read more 24-10-2017

Working in tanks, silos, tunnels, … Info & products

Various scientific articles have already been written about the use of electrical equipment in conductive enclosed spaces with a risk for explosion. Usually, it is about temporary work lights in tanks, drums and towers that allow them to be safely accessed for inspection and cleaning. In addition to the increased risk for electrocution, the presence of hydrocarbons presents a real fire and/or explosion hazard.

In this article we’ll give you an overview of the main requirements applicable in Belgium:
Working in tanks, silos, tunnels, …
Info & products

Read more 23-10-2017

nD88: LED floodlight for zones 2 and 22

From now on, we can also offer a LED floodlight for zones 2 and 22.
This floodlight has an elegant design, similar to that of the nD83 series, which we presented earlier this year.
The nD88 series has an aluminium housing with a glass cover, and a mounting bracket.

This series is available in multiple light intensities and with the following choice of versions:

  • narrow beam
  • wide beam
  • narrow wide beam
  • asymmetrical beam

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 20-06-2017

Fast search on our facts page

Our facts page has a new practical feature.

You can now filter the FAQs on specific categories like ATEX, cable glands, Exd, marking, cabinet outfitting, etc.
On top of that, you can run targeted searches within this page by using the field in which you can enter your own search term.

And of course, you can also just browse all the questions.

Check out our updated page.

Read more 19-06-2017

Breaking news - Partnership with MTL Instruments

On 20 March 2017, Ysebaert NV reached an agreement with MTL Instruments regarding the distribution of MTL products in Belgium.

Eaton MTL had been looking for a company with the right expertise in terms of explosion protection for some time and has now found a suitable partner in Ysebaert NV. Ysebaert is ideally placed, both in terms of product delivery and the realisation of bespoke solutions.

For Ysebaert the collaboration is a welcome expansion of its product range, as a result of which we now also have the following MTL product groups on offer:

  • Intrinsic Safety
  • Surge Protection
  • Industrial Network
  • MTL Process Alarm Equipment

MTL will provide the Ysebaert team with extensive training so our customers can benefit from our usual excellent service for these products as well.

Read more 24-03-2017

As of today 2-step adaptors

As of today we can offer you ATEX-certified 2-step enlargers in brass.

Reducers or reduction rings have long existed in several steps. However, up to now we did not have an adequate solution for enlarging by 2 steps, for example from M20 to M32.
Screwing two adaptors into one another is (still) not allowed and a 2-step adaptor hadn´t been produced, since the design makes it difficult to satisfy the impact test.
Our supplier has now succeeded in developing a 2-step adaptor that meets the new ATEX directive and all the related applicable standards.

Read more 20-12-2016

dMS: 32-tone sound horn for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22

We are currently introducing the dMS sound horn to replace the dHE sound horn. The new horn has an aluminium housing with a glass fibre reinforced polyester sound shield and no fewer than 32 different tones. The device can deliver a volume of between 85 and 115 dBA, configurable in 4 levels. The diversity of signals increases the usability and reduces the chance of confusion with other signalling devices.

This sound horn is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. In combination with a housing made of seawater-resistant aluminium and an IP66 protection rating, this makes the device ideal for a wide range of environments.

Moreover, the dMS sound horn has a very compact design compared to the classic signal horn.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 28-11-2016

High bay/Low bay zone 2/22 luminaires in a new design

As an alternative to the traditional clock luminaires for large halls, we can propose an elegant LED luminaire.

The series nD8301/nD8302 is suitable for zone 2 and 22 and is equipped with 1 or 2 LED wings.

This series is available in multiple light levels.
In option, this luminaire is also available for ambient temperatures of up to +55°C.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or take a look at the product file.

Read more 27-09-2016

e840-LED series now also for pole mounting

To make the e840-LED series complete, Schuch has now developed a version for pole mounting.

The housing is identical to the pole mounting luminaire of the e840-TL series and is suitable for poles with a diameter of 42 mm.

These LED luminaires are equipped with an electronic power supply.
Thanks to its central locking system, the luminaire can be quickly and securely opened with a special prism-shaped protection cap with hinges.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at our website.

Read more 28-09-2016

LED spotlight with adjustable bracket

You already know our LED spotlight of the FL series in a version for ceiling or pole mounting.
A range of bracket models make mounting much simpler and give you many more possibilities.
This LED spotlight can also be equipped (on demand) with a battery unit. With 650 lumen, it has an autonomy of 3 hours.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 21-06-2016

Limit switches with junction box

The XCKW limit switches are based on Télémecanique sensors series of operator heads and bodies and are equipped with Ex ed contact block suitable for use in zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.
These switches are very reliable and flexible in terms of application.
The XCKW series are supplied with fitted cable gland for easy installation. They are fitted for lifting equipment, conveyors, handling devices.

Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the product file.

Read more 27-05-2016

Immediately available standard terminal box

Custom fitted terminal boxes can usually be delivered in 1 to 2 business days, but we are now also keeping a standard terminal box in stock for you.

This box with item number Y-CP1212-1B is typically used for connecting lighting fixtures.

Specifications:
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 90 mm
8 UT4 terminals (flexible 4mm² / rigid 6mm²), bridged per pair
2 earth terminals
Numbering: PE, L1-L1, L2-L2, L3-L3, N-N, PE
1 M20 cable gland with blind plug
2 M25 cable glands of which 1 with blind plug
Classification: Ex II 2 G Ex e IIC T6 Gb - Ex II 2 D Ex tb IIIC T85°C Db
Certificate: KEMA97ATEX4686

Read more 26-04-2016

Stainless steel Ex enclosures

We have expanded our range of stainless steel ex enclosures with the SB series.
These enclosures have a hinged door and can be equipped with gland plates as required. The hinges can be placed on the short or long sides of the enclosures.

These enclosures are custom fitted with terminals, control units, etc. under our ASSEMBL-Y certificate.

Of course, the NXT series remains an important alternative.When lead times are a problem, the TB-MH series is the perfect solution.

More information is available on this data sheet or in our website’s product section.

Read more 27-04-2016

The LED family is getting bigger!

As an alternative to fluorescent lighting, we can now propose, in addition to LED fixtures for zone 2 and 22, LED lighting for zone 1 and 21.
Schuch has extended its range with the e840-LED and e865-LED series.
The main difference between these two series lies in the design.
The e865-LED series has a smaller casing and closes with clips, of which two must be opened with a screwdriver.
The casing of the e840-LED series is as large as the casing of the e840-TL series and has a central locking system.
Feel free to contact us for more information or take a look at the product files for e840-LED and e865-LED.

Read more 30-03-2016

New ATEX Directive 114

Earlier we already presented the new ATEX directive 114 (2014/34/EU).

This new directive will enter into force on 20 April 2016 and all new explosion-proof equipment (for installation in Europe) must be in compliance with it.

The current certificates remain valid for existing products. In the event of changes or renewals of existing ATEX certificates, however, the new certificate must satisfy ATEX 114.

The EC declaration of conformity (CE declaration) has been renamed “EU declaration of conformity”. This does have to be adapted for products that are marketed as of April 20th, however.

You can find this ATEX 114 Directive here.
You´ll find further explanation in our earlier news report.

Read more 22-02-2016

ASSEMBL-Y : upgrade to the latest edition of the standards

We are proud to announce to you that the certificate of our ASSEMBL-Y housings is now in full conformity with the latest edition of the standards. This framework certificate allows us to maintain maximum flexibility to build custom switchboards, control boards and operation panels with certified components.

It also enables us to combine components by different manufacturers in order to create the best possible solution for our customers.

As DEKRA acquired Notified Body KEMA, we have decided to use a new certificate number also.

From now on, KEMA01ATEX2109 is thus replaced by DEKRA15ATEX0080.

Apart from the new classifications with EPL that you will find on the label, in practice you will hardly even notice this upgrade.

You can find more information about our assembled housings here.

Read more 26-10-2015

D122 digital indicator now also suitable for dust zone

From now on the D122 digital indicator in a field housing now also has a classification for zones 21 and 22.

Previously, the D122 series was suitable for gas and only the special type 7 could be used in a dust zone.

Now type 6 (field housing) is also suitable for use in dust zones as standard.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or have a look at the product sheet.

Read more 15-09-2015

LED fitting for zone 2 and 22

As an alternative to conventional fluorescent lighting, starting today we can offer you an LED fitting.

The nD866 series from Schuch is suitable for use in zones 2 and 22.

The fitting is a glass fibre-reinforced housing with a polycarbonate cap. This cap is smoked so that there is no point of light and is fastened with stainless steel clips.

There are 3 variants available, whose consumptions are 37W, 56W and 73W, respectively.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or have a look at the datasheet.

Read more 23-06-2015

Project in the spotlight: stainless steel Ex d enclosure

As mentioned on the product specification sheet, our EJB series is also available in stainless steel on request.

The enclosed pictures show a recent project with type EJB13A.
This stainless steel model weighs slightly over 300 kg, which is 3 times the weight of the standard aluminium version.

All processes for the making of wire inputs, the assembly and the wiring are identical to those for the aluminium enclosures.

Read more 27-04-2015

Technor Atex becomes Ex-tech Solution

Technor Atex, formerly part of Telemecanique, a manufacturer of components, equipment and solutions for Ex applications (Atex and IECEx), joined Norwegian group Ex-tech. Technor Atex’s new name is Ex-tech Solution.

This name change will come into effect on 30 April 2015.

The best-known Technor Atex products in our range are:

Read more 28-04-2015

Connector box

Are you looking for a user-friendly solution to quickly connect and disconnect your device?

Our ASSEMBLY certification allows us to build bespoke enclosures with a mini socket or plug for you.

Typical examples of such connectors are the Ex-link series by Ceag/Cooper and the PNCX series by Marechal.

Feel free to take a look at the provided pictures and to contact us for more information.

Read more 30-03-2015

New FS830 Ex p control unit

For Ex p applications in zones 2 and 22, we offer the FS840 control unit by Gönnheimer, but we now also have the FS830 version, which has the following benefits:

  • Compact (120 x 80 mm).
  • The in- and outlet valve is fitted separately from the control unit and can therefore be positioned on the enclosure as desired.
  • Easy to install and configure.
  • Can be built into the enclosure wall with an electrical connection from the inside.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 31-03-2015

Helmet mount for FOURLEDEX torch

We now also have a helmet mount available for our popular compact rechargeable FOURLEDEX LED torch.

The mount makes it easy to attach the torch with integrated charger and plug to a helmet. The mount is secured to the helmet with Velcro and must be ordered separately.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.
Contact Nick Bernaerts for further details or a price quote.

Read more 24-02-2015

Exd housings with window

All kinds of displays are regularly installed in Exd housings with a window. However, it is less well known that it is also possible to install hardware that emits or receives radiation, since with an entirely metal housing one creates a Faraday cage and the use of a window then nevertheless often offers an acceptable solution.

A few examples are GSM modules, dimmer switches, badge readers, etc.

Our EMH (IIC) and EJB (IIB+H2) housings are ideal for these applications.

However, in this context one mustn’t neglect the radiation. For this we refer to our radiation FAQ.

Read more 21-01-2015

Explosion-proof, solid rubber distribution boxes tailored to your application

Some of the most unique products in our range are the explosion-proof distribution boxes we build according to the requirements of your application.

Our mobile distribution boxes are made of solid rubber and are available in a single or double version.
The enclosures are impact-, oil-, acid- and heat-resistant and suitable for outdoor use (IP65).

The distribution boxes are built according to your specifications and can include:

  • Fitted sockets (of a brand of your choice)
  • Automatic fuses behind a hinged window
  • Differential protection behind a hinged window
  • Transformers

The boxes are assembled according to the customer’s requirements and carry our ASSEMBL-Y certificate.

The enclosed photos show the many possibilities of this type of boxes.

Read more 24-11-2014

Exp control unit now standard with alarm contact

Ever more often customers are asking us to equip the Exp control unit with the optional alarm contact.
This contact can be used to generate an alarm when the pressure falls below a certain level, so that one can intervene before the pressure reaches the minimum level and the controller cuts out.
Terminals 21 and 22 are used for this, with the consequence that no second digital valve can be connected to them.

This has no impact on the price, and it can be connected or not as desired.
We have therefore decided that effective immediately we will be offering this as standard.
The existing code is extended with ".1".

Have a look at the datasheet.

Read more 21-10-2014

New ATEX Directive

Earlier this year we already announced the arrival of a new ATEX directive.

At the end of March, the ATEX 114 (2014/34/EU) was published to replace the ATEX 95 (94/9/EC). This new directive will enter into force on 20 April 2016 and all new explosion-proof equipment (for installation in Europe) must be in compliance with it.

Let us briefly summarise a number of changes for you:

  • The EC Type examination certificate (ATEX certificate) has been renamed "EU Type examination certificate".
  • The EC declaration of conformity (CE declaration) has been renamed “EU declaration of conformity”.
  • All economic operators (= manufacturer, importer and distributor) have to be able to guarantee that they only market products that are in compliance with this directive.
  1. The manufacturer draws up the EU conformity declaration, makes sure that it and the installation and maintenance instructions accompany the product, and affixes its (trade) name or brand to the product.
  2. The importer must itself verify whether a product satisfies all requirements before marketing it in the EU and affixes its (trade) name or brand to the product.
  3. The distributor must also verify whether the CE marking has been applied and whether the product is accompanied by a valid conformity declaration (standards edition!) and the installation and maintenance instructions.
  • Notified Bodies will have to meet stricter requirements and must obtain a new accreditation.
  • The current certificates remain valid for existing products. In the event of changes or renewals of existing ATEX certificates, however, the new certificate must satisfy ATEX 114.

You can find this ATEX 114 Directive here.

Read more 20-10-2014

Connecta-P : upgrade to the latest edition of the standards

We are proud to announce to you that the certificate of our Exe housings CP (Connecta-P) is now in full conformity with the latest edition of the standards:

Apart from the new classifications with EPL that you will find on the label, in practice you will hardly even notice this upgrade.

We like to remind you of our service where we can deliver Exe and Exi terminal boxes within 48hrs. Not only terminals, glands and plugs, but also special terminal numbering and tagplates are part of our standard service.

You can find more information about our terminal boxes here.

Read more 26-08-2014

New in our line: Marechal plugs and sockets

Because of their many advantages, we decided to expand our line by adding Marechal plugs and sockets, and you will soon be able to find them on our website.

What you as a user will certainly perceive is a significant difference in price and delivery period.

Furthermore, the practical possibilities are much more extensive. For example, Marechal is the only supplier who can offer a connection plug and built-in socket for 63A. For other brands this is limited to 32A. This means that now you can also obtain an extension cable for 63A for temporary work site installations in Ex zones.
Thanks to the special plug pins, a degree of protection of IP66 is guaranteed.

This equipment is built up from components, as a result of which different combinations can be formed.
A female socket module can be used in 6 different ways:

  • built-in socket
  • built-in socket 30° or 70° (in combination with collar)
  • surface mount socket 30° or 70° (in combination with wall box)
  • connection plug (in combination with grip)

Besides the 20A to 200A range, Marechal also offers a compact model (which however is limited to 10A).
Furthermore, the multi-pole series is also available: 11P+PE, 24P+PE, 36P+PE.

Read more 17-06-2014

Explosion-proof IP68 fitting

The AQUA-Ex fittings are suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 and have a degree of protection of no less than IP68!
This fitting therefore offers an excellent solution in Ex applications where you note that IP66 is inadequate (quays, cooling towers, etc.).

The housing is a narrow plastic tube of 4mm thick polycarbonate. An M20 swivel is mounted on the end part.
Upon request, the 0.5mm thick metal reflector can also be made of aluminium. The electrical components are mounted on this reflector. These are covered with a special profile.
If desired, this fitting can be fastened onto a wall or ceiling.


 

Read more 16-06-2014

Extensive possibilities

Ysebaert is renowned for its customised work on explosion-proof housings.

But it doesn´t stop there. Recently, for example, we delivered an explosion-proof fly lamp.
So don´t hesitate to ask us for special products - we´d be delighted to help you further.

Along with the customised explosion-proof terminal boxes, switch boxes, distribution boards, ... you can find our extensive offer in lighting, switching equipment, swivels, flashlights, ... in our online catalogue.

Read more 20-05-2014

EJB/GUB: upgrade to the latest edition of the standards

We are proud to announce to you that the certificates of our Exd housings EJB and GUB are now in full conformity with the latest edition of the standards:

Apart from the new classifications with EPL that you will find on the label, in practice you will hardly even notice this upgrade.

You can find more information about our assembled housings here.

Read more 19-05-2014

Comparison between IECEx and ATEX

Since the introduction of the IECEx On-Line Certificate of Conformity, late 2003, there has been a constant flow of inquires seeking an explanation of the differences between the IECEx Scheme and European ATEX System.

This document aims to provide a brief overview of the differences between the IECEx and the ATEX Systems relating to specific items that are commonly raised.
This document is not a full listing of the differences and is meant for information purposes with the rules of the IECEx Scheme and ATEX system taking precedence at all times.

Read more 20-05-2014

New type Exe/Exi glands

In order to satisfy the latest version of Ex standards, Wiska has made a number of adaptations to the plastic Ex glands and obtained a new certification for them.

Except for the marking, no external change can be seen:

PTB13ATEX1015X
Ex II 2 G Ex e IIC Gb
Ex II 2 D Ex tb IIIC Db IP68

In order to make a clear distinction with the old types, we have added a suffix “/1” to the new types. An M25 gland thus becomes GPEM3/1.

The compression range was slightly modified for some sizes. Each size is now also available on demand with a smaller compression range.

More information can be found on this datasheet and in the product section of our website.

Read more 18-04-2014

Ysebaert on Facebook

Especially for Facebook fans, you can now also follow us on www.facebook.com/Ysebaert.ExZone.

Read more 16-04-2014

ATEX Guidelines

The "ATEX Guidelines" are not to be confused with the "ATEX Directive" 94/9/EC.
The Guidelines are intended to assist users when reading, interpreting and implementing Directive 94/9/EC.

Contrary to Directive 94/9/EC, the Guidelines are not legally binding.

They are created by the "EC Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry" in cooperation with the member states, industry, standardisation and Notified Bodies for the stakeholders, which are all parties directly or indirectly involved.

An update to the fourth edition was published in December 2013. You can download the update here.

A new ATEX Directive is expected in the course of this year. As soon as it is available, a new edition of the Guidelines will be published as well. We will certainly keep you up to date in this regard.

Read more 14-03-2014

Stainless steel Ex housings

Fast delivery is sometimes a problem with stainless steel housings. The TB-MH series offers a solution in this respect.

The boxes of the serie TB are designed for use in difficult circumstances. These boxes have a standard version in stainless steel (316L) and are fitted with a hinged cover. Gland plates increase the comfort for usage.

These boxes are being tailor-made assembled under our ASSEMBL-Y certificate with terminals, pushbuttons,...

More information is provided by this datasheet and the product section of our website.

Read more 17-03-2014

LED safety lighting for zone 2 and 22

If you are on the lookout for independent safety lighting for your infrastructure, the nD8611 LED series for zones 2 and 22 offers a space-saving and affordable solution.

The use of LEDS in emergency lighting represent savings of 71% compared to the frequently used 8W TL-lamp. In addition they generate a stable 100% light current.

The life span of more than 50,000 hours renders this fitting virtually maintenance-free. Testing autonomous safety lighting in dangerous zones requires special procedures and is very labour intensive.
A safety lighting with active self-testing considerably increases safety. The fitting tests its emergency function, the lamp and battery itself at regular intervals. The status and potential errors are clearly signalled by means of a 2-coloured LED.

The battery can be replaced in the dangerous zone without any extra measures. This fitting can be used in a permanent as well as in a non-permanent execution.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.

Read more 12-02-2014

Lubricated Exd Housing Flanges

Until recently, our assembled Exd cabinets were supplied with lubricated flanges and threads.

This can pose problems upon opening, especially when dealing with large housings. After all, due to the lubricant and the tightening of the lid bolts, the lid closes so tightly that opening the cabinet may become more difficult.

As a result, we now only lubricate the threads of the lid bolts and any cable glands/plugs.
The flanges will not be lubricated and we will supply a small 12g tube of SUPERLUBE with every housing.

This will ensure that the cabinet can be opened without any problems when installed on site.
After connecting, you can simply apply the lubricant from the small tube onto the flange.

We also sell the SUPERLUBE in 85g tubes, which can easily be added to the standard equipment.

Available upon request!

Read more 14-02-2014

Torch with integrated charger

The FOURLEDEX is a compact rechargeable LED torch weighing only 150g.

The torch has an integrated charger and plug and can therefore be easily charged at a conventional 230V outlet. The torch’s NiMH battery lasts up to 12 hours and can be recharged up to 1000 times.

The FOURLEDEX can be attached to a helmet with Velcro.

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.
Contact Nick Bernaerts for further details or a price quote.

Read more 13-01-2014

Explosionproof LED-floodlight with 100.000h life time

The Glamox TX65 is the new LED Area Lighting for hazardous areas that provides long life time, excellent light output and is virtually maintenance free. The TX65 is Atex approved for zone 1 and zone 2.

Heat management is a deciding factor in the development of a new LED solution. The Glamox TX65 is constructed to meet this challenge, and designed for operation in ambient temperatures ranging from -50ºC to +55ºC. The choice of LED system and design of explosion protection, without a flame path to maintain, gives a virtual maintenance free product. The increased main­tenance intervals means substantial savings in money and manpower.
The versatile TX65 LED Area Lighting is available for both ceiling and pole mounting. The Glamox TX65, does not have a conventional driver but is equipped with a LED system with a new advanced IC driver technology

Consult the product info sheet or the product section of our website.
Contact Nick Bernaerts for further details or a price quote.

Read more 20-01-2014

Powerful explosion-proof LED floodlight

Thanks to the fast-evolving LED technology, our LED floodlight FL-LED-30 has tripled in power. This floodlight now offers a massive 8300 lumen instead of 2850 lumen. The other specifications and the ceiling and pole mounting accessories have remained virtually identical. When mounted on a pole the floodlight can also be used as a street light.

Consult the product info sheet or contact Nick Bernaerts for further details or a price quote.

Read more 09-12-2013

Ysebaert 60 years

Ysebaert NV is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and we have taken this opportunity to update our logo. We have deliberately chosen more colours to refer to our 3 business units:

  • Ex zone
  • Hybrid energy
  • Marine offshore lighting

Together with the new logo and the new business unit names, we are introducing a fresh new business style to all our communication.

Our website has also been fully adjusted to the new corporate identity. It provides a lot of useful information to help you achieve your projects. The website is frequently updated with new content, please pay a visit on a regular basis.

Our corporate identity has changed, but Ysebaert still stands for quality, service and professional advice.

Read more 01-10-2013