Danfoss Power Solutions has secured UL certification for both the United States and Canada for its explosion-proof PVE-EX electrohydraulic actuator, used with its PVG valve family.
The PVE-EX is now approved and certified by UL for both the U.S. and Canada according to the National Electrical Code, NEC 505 and NEC 500, as well as ATEX and IECEx standards for use in explosive atmospheres. This family of certifications enables Danfoss to serve customers whose equipment is used globally. The PVE-EX offers closed loop spool position control and event monitoring technology, providing users with the ability to monitor hydraulic system faults, while also offering highly reliable and precise valve control.
The PVE-EX enables the use of PVG valves in harsh environments with explosive atmospheres. Designed with a cast iron enclosure, the PVE-EX protects the interior connectors and embedded electronics, while a protective coating on the exterior provides superior corrosion protection, making it ideal for both onshore and offshore oil and gas, as well as mining, applications.
The PVE-EX ex db protection variant uses a flame-proof method that is crucial for use in underground mining applications and oil and gas markets.
“The design of the PVE-EX is advantageous to OEMs seeking to achieve the required regulatory approvals governing the oil and gas market and underground mining,” said Knud Meldgaard Jensen, global product marketing manager for Danfoss Power Solutions. “Our closed loop spool position allows fault monitoring, which improves operational efficiency by reducing potential downtime. In addition, this design solution enables the cable and cable harness to be changed out quickly, minimizing downtime.”