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Rotterdam regasification plant, high explosive risk environments electrified with Atex enclosures, Alupres-EX

Junction enclosures in aluminum alloy with IP66 protection, for high risk environments

The Rotterdam plant, the largest in the Netherlands and the sixth in the world by capacity, was built by the Techint E&C Italia-SENER joint venture and the TSEV consortium. It has an initial production capacity of 12 billion m³/year and three storage tanks of 180,000 m³.

The terminal satisfies the natural gas needs of the entire population in the Netherlands and part of Europe.

The risks of this type of environments:

All areas of the terminal are classified according to the ATEX standard (mainly EN60079-10 standard) to ensure adequate selection of electrical systems and minimize the possibility that any losses of flammable materials can be triggered.

The seafront installation made it possible to predominantly identify zone 2 (limited risk) and to minimize the presence of zone 1 and zone 0 (higher risk).

Why Palazzoli's ALUPRES-EX junction enclosures?

3,000 ALUPRES-EX junction enclosures are installed in the Rotterdam regasification plant.

Each enclosure is equipped with IP68 “EX e” brass cable glands and anti-loosening “Ex nA” junction terminals.

Each enclosure is designed for internal and external grounding.

The enclosures comply with the standards EN60079-0, EN60079-15, EN61241-1, EN 60529.

The qualification of the enclosures was carried out with the collaboration of the independent laboratory Intek (accredited by ACCREDIA).

The enclosures are 100% tested to guarantee the declared ATEX protection mode. The entire plant has been certified by Bureau Veritas.


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