Neptune Benson UV System Design to Bring Under Control Hazardous Gas Environment

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Neptune Benson UV System Design to Bring Under Control Hazardous Gas Environment


COVENTRY, RI: The need for an ETS-UV system which can work safely within a hazardous environment in the God’s Lake First Nation reserve during normal operations is met with Neptune Benson—the water disinfection and filtration solution provider.“This was an exciting project for us. It allows us to showcase our innovation and opens the door to other projects that require certified designs.” says Ken Rodi, CEO of Neptune Benson.

To address the requirements as demanded by Corex Water Systems, the contractor of the building, Neptune Benson’s ETS-UV team developed Intrinsically Safe (IS) components to prevent any explosion hazard. The chambers of the tool are designed, manufactured and certified to feature the necessary Ex nA (Non Sparking), Ex e (Enhanced Safety) and Ex d (Flame proof) designs, allowing for a flexible approach to almost any hazardous area specification .

The traditional approach for UV installations had been to use a purge system, which blows gas or air under positive pressure into a large enclosure housing the UV system which was proved to be unreliable. These Ex p designs use positive gas pressure to create a safe area within the panel or UV chamber, however flameproof or Ex d solutions are favored by operators as this approach is proven to be safer, more robust, have a smaller footprint, lighter and requires significantly less installation and maintenance activity. Even then, due to the complex nature of Ex p designs and the requirement for a safe gas supply, Ex d solutions are often far more cost effective.

Jon McClean, President of ETS-UV of Neptune Benson states, “We are receiving a lot of inquiries for these safe, certified designs. The advances in safety and the operational advantages of our approach over the traditional purge system will allow ETS-UV to be used in situations where it could not be applied previously.”