Explosion protected drive solutions by NORD

Drive systems for explosion hazard areas

of Zones 1, 2, 21, or 22

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NORD supplies customised explosion protected motors and geared motors . Systems based on top quality components are designed according to application in compliance with specific customer requests.

  • Versions and equipment according to individual requirements
  • Configuration processes validated as per ISO 9001
  • Safe, SAP-supported modular system

High Flexibility

  • Motors optionally designed for inverter operation
  • Direct mounting of the motor to the gear unit is possible in many cases
  • Depending on the zone, optional external fan, backstop, brake
  • If desired, a combined dust/gas explosion protection is available (not suited if explosive gases and particles are present simultaneously)
  • Systems for ambient temperatures up to +60 °C
  • Worldwide shipping with documentation in more than 20 languages

Dust

There are several zones of explosion protection in dust atmospheres:
Zone 22: Rare occurrence of explosive atmospheres
Zone 21: Occasional occurrence of explosive atmospheres
Zone 20: Constant or frequent occurrence of explosive atmospheres

ATEX information poster dust | PDF (288 KB)

Dust explosion protected motors
According to Category 2D or 3D
For Zone 21 or 22
According to EN 60079-31
Ignition protection class tD (protection with housing)
-> to the product

Dust explosion protected gear units
According to Category 2D or 3D
For Zone 21 or 22
According to EN 13463
Ignition protection class c (constructional safety)
-> to Overview of Gear Units

Gas

There are several zones of explosion protection in gas atmospheres:
Zone 2: Rare occurrence of explosive atmospheres
Zone 1: Occasional occurrence of explosive atmospheres
Zone 0: Constant or frequent occurrence of explosive atmospheres

ATEX information poster gas | PDF (354 KB)

Gas explosion protected motors
According to Category 2G or 3G
For Zone 1 or 2
Ignition protection d/e (pressure resistant encapsulation)
Ignition protection e (increased safety)
Ignition protection n (non-sparking)
-> to the product

Gas explosion protected gear units
According to Category 2G or 3G
For Zone 1 or 2
According to EN 80079
Ignition protection class c (constructional safety)

ATEX drive solutions compliant with standards since 2003

NORD has long since been a certified manufacturer and can look back on several decades of expertise in explosion protected drive technology. Explosion protected drives by NORD are used in almost all industry sectors and beyond.

  • Systems compliant with EU Directive 2014/34/EU in force since April 20, 2016
  • Systems compliant with IEC Ex
  • Certification by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Certification by DEKRA EXAM GmbH

Revised documentation compliant with EU Directive 2014/34/EU

The existing documentation for explosion protected drive solutions was revised before April 20, 2016.

ATEX manual

Gear unit

Manuals

  • B2000- Explosion protected gear units and geared motors
  • B2050 - Explosion protected industrial gear units


Certificates
  • C411000– Explosion protected gear units in occasionally occurring explosive atmospheres - 2D + 2G
  • C412000– Explosion protected gear units in rarely occurring explosive atmospheres - 3D + 3G

Motors

Manuals

  • B1091 - ATEX 3-phase asynchronous motors + explosion protected motors


Certificates
  • C422110 – Explosion protected motors in occasionally occurring explosive dust atmospheres – 2D
  • C422111 – Explosion protected motors in rarely occurring explosive dust atmospheres – 3D
  • C423112 – Explosion protected motors in occasionally occurring explosive gas atmospheres – 2G
  • C423113 – Explosion protected motors in occasionally occurring explosive gas atmospheres – 3G

Electronic Drive Technology

Manuals

  • BU0135 - Motor starter SK 135E
  • BU0180 - Frequency inverter SK 180E
  • BU0200 - Frequency inverter SK 200E
  • BU0240 - Frequency inverter SK 200E


Certificates
  • C432410 – Explosion protected frequency inverter SK 180E
  • C432710 – Explosion protected frequency inverter SK 200E
  • C432810 – Explosion protected motor starter SK 135E