Ex-Machinery from the Netherlands and U.K. based Marstair, team up to serve the marine and oil & gas market with entirely new HVAC & refrigeration products.
The ATEX zone 1 certified Ex-M MCUA Condenser is the first new product release as a result of the partnership. The purpose of the first order of Ex-M MCUA Condensers is to cool mobile containers in ATEX zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas.
As a result of growth in the marine and oil & gas industry and focus on safety and compliance there is an increasing demand for ATEX bespoke HVAC solutions. From July 2003, new equipment intended for use in gas explosive atmospheres must comply with ATEX regulations. By now industrial companies and authorities are very aware of explosion safety risks and demand for ATEX certified equipment.
Other key issues in the marine and oil & gas industry are corrosion protection and reliable performance in extreme ambient temperatures. A combination of intelligent explosion protection methods and a condenser with copper tubing and copper fins and stainless steel casing ensures reliable and safe performance, even in the harshest environments. The Ex-M MCUA copper/copper condenser prevents any galvanic corrosion. As a result the technical lifespan is 5 times longer compared to a standard explosion proof condenser. Optional use of R134A refrigerant guarantees a reliable steady cooling performance at high ambient temperatures. This guarantees no shut downs due to excessive heat and no loss of cooling capacity.
Chris Chisman, Director of Marstair (left) and Gido van Tienhoven, Managing Director of Ex-Machinery, signing the partnership, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK.