Induction motors for hazardous areas

2019-09-11T09:30:40+00:00 September 11th, 2019|

Vert Energy supplies and supports the entire LS range, which includes standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared and brake motors, variable speed drives and alternators.

“Leroy-Somer’s motor, drive and automation solutions focus on maximising energy savings, enhancing performance and safety and optimising productivity in diverse sectors,” says Grant Robertson, managing director, Vert Energy. “Included in the LS range are LS ATEX induction motors, designed for safe use in hazardous areas, including gas zones 1 and 2 and dust zones 21 and 22.

<caption> Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer ATEX multi-purpose fixed and variable speed-compatible motors comply with stringent quality and safety specifications. Image credit: Vert Energy

Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer ATEX multi-purpose fixed and variable speed-compatible motors comply with stringent quality and safety specifications. Image credit: Vert Energy

“These multi-purpose fixed and variable speed-compatible motors, which comply with stringent quality and safety specifications for operation in explosive, gas and dust atmospheres, provide the highest guarantees of safety and reliability in extreme conditions. Further advantages are energy-efficiency, reduced CO₂ emissions and short-term return on investment,” Grant adds.

LS ATEX motors meet IE2 high efficiency and IE3 premium levels as standard in 2,4 or 6 poles and frequencies of 50 Hz or 60 Hz. Frame sizes range from 80 to 355 and power ratings are between 0,75 and 400 kW. Ratios between rated power, speed and frame size for LS ATEX motors comply with the applicable standards IEC 60034 and 60072.

Apart from the online Leroy-Somer ATEX technical catalogue, which comprises critical information on efficiency and mechanical/electrical data, the company also has an online configurator to assist in the selection of motors, brake motors or geared motors, combined with variable speed drives.

“Leroy-Somer ATEX motors can be adapted to several configuration variants and finishes, to meet exact requirements of the manufacturing or automation application, with variable load factor limitations, extreme operating cycles or the need to increase productivity,” says Grant.