October 02, 2013

Safety Notification for Malvern Instruments Insitec X Systems

  • Type of Notification: Product Safety Notification
  • FM Approval Status: FM Approved

Alert Summary

FM Approvals has been notified by Malvern Instruments Limited of a potential safety concern involving FM Approved Insitec X Systems when installed in Class I, Division 1, Groups A and B hazardous (Classified) locations.

Manufacturer

Malvern Instruments Limited
Grovewood Road
Malvern, Worcestershire
WR14 1XZ
United Kingdom

Contact Information

Sarah J Canning
Divisional Customer Support Manager
Malvern Instruments
sarah.canning@malvern.com

Product information is available at: http://www.malvern.com/labeng/products/products.htm

Customer Support is also available at: http://www.malvern.com/malvern/malvernreg.nsf/contactus?readform

Product Identity

Insitec X System

Description

Malvern Instruments has identified a potential safety concern affecting the Insitec X System.

As a result of an error in the specifications of the intrinsically safe cables used within the Insitec X System, the maximum length of the cables installed between the ITX2006 Interface Unit and the ITX2000 Insitec Optical Head must be reduced from 57 meters to 39 meters when installed in the presence of Group A and Group B gases as defined in the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Make/Model

ITX2006 Interface Unit; ITX2000 Insitec Optical Head

Nameplate Data

ITX2006 Interface Unit; ITX2000 Insitec Optical Head

Hazard Involved

Malvern Instruments has issued a product safety notification regarding FM Approved Insitec X Systems when installed in Class I, Division 1, Groups A and B hazardous (Classified) locations. Under these conditions, the maximum length of the cables installed between the ITX2006 Interface Unit and the ITX2000 Insitec Optical Head must be reduced from 57 meters to 39 meters.

Using This Product?

If you suspect you are in possession of any of the affected equipment listed above bearing the FM Approvals certification marking, please bring that to the attention of:

Robert Lovell

Norwood, MA, United States

+1 (1) 781-255-4820

Email

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Figure 1. FM Safety Certification Change Notification.

Figure 2. Form to acknowledge receipt of Malvern Instruments FM Certification Change Notification.