Expo’s Minipurge type Z range provides a full purge and pressurization solution for electrical enclosures and other equipment installed in Zone 2 or Class I Div 2 hazardous environments. Physically the same, Y purge systems are for use in Zone 1 / Class I Div 1 hazardous environments where the equipment to be protected already carries Zone 2 or Class I Div 2 certification.
With a range of flow capacities up to 900 Nl/min, the systems are suitable for large enclosures up to 5.4m3 volume. Expo also supply customised purge systems to suit higher flow rates. Y and Z purges are manually operated, with the user responsible for ensuring that the purge is carried out for the specified time.
Two configurations are available – Leakage Compensation (LC) and Continuous Flow (CF).
The system comprises:
- Control Unit (CU) – The CU contains the pneumatic logic to monitor and control air flow and pressure, and provides the system outputs.
- Relief Valve (RLV) – For systems with the LC configuration, the RLV measures purge flow at the outlet and provides over-pressure protection for the enclosure. For CF systems, the RLV provides over-pressure protection only
- Spark Arrestor Unit (SAU) – For CF systems only, the SAU provides an outlet for the continuous flow of purge gas and provides flow measurement.