Wireless telemetry sensor system for hazardous areas

March 07, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Mantracourt's X24 range is an intrinsically safe version of its established T24 wireless telemetry sensor system, ATEX and IECEx approved for Zones 1 & 2 and developed after feedback from existing users of the T24 system.

Alongside its ATEX / IECEx status, modularity is the key feature. The X24 system comprises three products that are certified for use in hazardous areas - the X24-HD handheld display unit, X24-ACMI-SA cased transmitter and X24-SAe OEM transmitter. These products currently operate with strain bridge inputs and gather and transmit data from force, weight, torque and pressure sensors. Being fully compatible with Mantracourt’s T24 system, the data is transmitted to T24 receivers within the safe zone. This compatibility also means that the X24 system can be retrofitted, so companies can extend its existing T24 wireless network into hazardous areas, reducing installation costs and providing quick setup.

All three units display many of the notable features seen in equivalent products in the T24 system including high resolution/low noise electronics, long battery life of up to 5 years, proprietary license-free 2.4 GHz radio and a system range of up to 800m. However, new X24 products are manufactured with intrinsically safe electronics and are approved for use in explosive atmospheres Zone 1 and Zone 2, with the X24-SAe extending to dust Zones 21 and 22.