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Fibre Optic Connections Fibre Optic Cables in Hazardous Areas

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

As fibre optic connections become more and more often used within the process industry sometimes the connection of cables becomes a difficult task — especially in hazardous areas. Stahl recently introduced a new explosion protected splice cassette for the support of FO networks in areas with explosive gas or dust atmospheres.

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Featuring an Ex e enclosure, the splicing cassette by Stahl facilitates the professional and time-saving connection of cables in fibre optic networks in hazardous areas. (Picture: R. Stahl)
Featuring an Ex e enclosure, the splicing cassette by Stahl facilitates the professional and time-saving connection of cables in fibre optic networks in hazardous areas. (Picture: R. Stahl)

Featuring an Ex e enclosure, the cassette ensures easy installation: cable feeds are possible on all four sides, and spare cable lengths can be easily stored within the cassette. The cassette comes with either one or two splice protection holders (each with six shrink splice protectors and two cable ties) allowing up to six cable connections each. An integrated cross-over field enables the cross-bonding of fibres only limited by the bending radius. The device can be installed in hazardous areas (Ex e classified) as a transfer point between flameproof control panels and cables leading into the field, or for direct connections between field stations. The splicing cassette (dimensions 210 x 104 x 10 millimetres) is made from flame retardand, halogen free plastic and comes in suitable Ex e enclosures.

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