Following an audit on 8th January 2015 from an Auditor at our notified body, SGS Baseefa Ltd, Trolex Engineering have achieved an ‘A’ rating for our QA system, which has been considered suitable for the purpose of maintaining our ATEX QA Notification.
This notification is a mandatory requirement for companies who design and manufacture explosion-protected equipment, providing confidence that the products supplied comply with their certified design.
The SGS Baseefa Auditor commended our system with the following comment:
“I wish all audits were as straightforward as this. You have a really good none-complicated quality system and you really demonstrate how committed you are to Ex products. You are a very rare company who obviously cares that they manufacture Ex products and this really is something to be proud of.”
For further information on the ATEX Quality Assistance Notification from SGS Baseefa, please click here.
Trolex Engineering will be attending Ocean Business 2015, which takes place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.
We will be on Stand W34 and will have one of our slip rings, along with a cable reel, on our stand.
To register to attend the Ocean Business, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our offices will be closed from 3pm on Tuesday 23rd December 2014, and will not reopen until 8am on Monday 5th January 2015.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a prosperous 2015.
Trolex Engineering, pioneers in the design and manufacture of electro-mechanical machinery for oil and gas exploration, are pleased to announce the launch of their new website.
Coinciding with the launch of the new brand, the fresh-looking website has been built to deliver a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate, informative and interesting platform, containing a range of useful information, including technical details about the complete range of products, applications and market information as well as topics of interest such as the function of a slip ring, certification and ingress protection.
In addition, the new website is mobile and tablet responsive allowing you to download any information required, wherever you are.
Visitors can stay up to date with the latest news from the company, and the offshore industry in general, using the RSS feed on site. The news from the website is distributed to the company’s LinkedIn and Twitter accounts allowing multiple ways to view news about the company.
Trolex Engineering have been designing and manufacturing slip ring units for almost 4 decades, with customers in over 49 countries. Their products carry ATEX and IECEx certification, making them suitable for operation in hazardous area applications.
We have been shortlisted in the category of International Trade at the Stockport Business Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on 2nd October 2014, where the winner will be announced.
For further information on the awards, please click here.
The IP classification system designates by means of a number, the degree of protection provided by an enclosure against impact or dust and water ingress. Please note that the IP classification should not be construed as indicating corrosion resistance.
Degrees of Protection to IEC 529
Oil, gas and mining applications require explosion-proof certified products such as slip rings. These certification requirements are defined by the certification body and are divided into explosion groups, zones, product groups and temperature classes.
Potentially explosive atmospheres are divided into 6 zones; gases and vapours are placed in Zone 2, 1 and 0, in increasing order, whilst dust are placed in Zones 22, 21 and 20, in increasing order.
Product groups are defined as Group I and Group II. Group I is usually used for underground applications such as mining, for the prevention of gas and dust explosions, usually from firedamp. Group II normally covers all other hazardous applications. Within these groups, there are 6 categories; 1G, 2G, 3G, 1D, 2D and 3D. G is for gas explosion protection, whereas D is for dust. Therefore, 1G, 2G and 3G are equivalent to Zones 0, 1 and 2, and 1D, 2D and 3D are equivalent to Zones 20, 21 and 22.
Explosion groups apply to gases and vapours, and is a means to measure the gases' ability to ignite. It is divided into three groups, in increasing order (IIA-IIB-IIC) according to the type of protection being used.
Temperature classes are divided into 6 classes and only apply to Group II applications. The classes are listed as T1 - T6 in increasing order of temperature; 450, 300, 200, 135, 100, 85°C. This figure is the maximum permissible surface temperature of the equipment in relation to +40°C ambient temperature on any surface area, and should not be exceeded at any time.