Wherever hydrocarbons are being refined and processed, safety is the number one concern. And while refineries must take every possible measure to protect workers and the public, they also need to protect their profits by controlling the corrosion – due to hydrogen, sulfides, water vapor and more – that can cause equipment to fail and plants to shut down.
Prevention is the key, and it starts with choosing the right components. For electrical, lighting and temperature maintenance systems, that means choosing Appleton Group. SolaHD hazardous location transformers provide power for refinery automation systems using an encapsulated design suitable for harsh industrial environments.
For explosionproof and corrosion-resistant distribution equipment, Appleton offers ALPN and APPN panelboards, D2P circuit breaker panelboards, PowerPlex™ factory sealed panelboards and Nutsteel’s family of IEC and ATEX rated panels, enclosures and controls.
The EFD Series offers a wide choice of factory sealed control stations and pilot lights for use in hazardous locations, including models suitable for Group B gases. Powertite® plugs work with EBR interlocking receptacles to provide explosionproof protection for stationary and portable equipment used in the refinery’s Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations.
Mercmaster™ III HID and Code•Master 2 HID luminaires set the industry standard for corrosion resistance and safety, with explosionproof designs that cover the gamut of lighting needs across the refining process.
Because accurate temperature maintenance is vital to many refining processes, look to Nelson Heat Trace to provide heating cables optimized for any requirement.
Appleton Group also offers copperfree aluminum, epoxy powder coated conduit bodies, fittings and other electrical products that are ideal for use in extremely corrosive environments. These are just a few of the solutions Appleton Group offers to meet the demanding requirements of the oil and gas refining.