ITE-Ex: Automated Personnel and Asset Tracking in Hazardous Environments (Part 5 of 5)

Part -5

IECEx Certification

As a conformity solution used to protect workers and assets that operate in explosive (Ex) environments, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has developed the IECEx certification which sets the standard for equipment to be used in hazardous or explosive areas. UL/CSA is another widely recognized product quality labeled used in North America that certifies the products have met the required standards for safety & performance. This standard is applicable to electrical & electronic products, gas-fired products, plumbing products, personal protective equipment and a wide range of other products. The current GuardRFID products that can be deployed in hazardous areas are: AT-4BLF-Ex, ST 3BLF-TR-Ex, IT- 2BLF- Ex, ITR-Ex, and ITE-Ex. These are part of GuardRFID’s Industrial Solutions that can be used in designated hazardous or explosive environments, which will be summarized as part of this information exchange series (Part 5 of 5).

More about ITE-Ex

Industrial Tag Exciter (ITE-Ex) is intended to be used in hazardous gas environments requiring IECEx certified equipment. The ITE-Ex is AC powered with built-in surge protection. Its fully sealed enclosure is intended for installations in outdoor environments with extended temperature ranges. The ITE-Ex is IECEx certified for deployment in hazardous gas atmospheres (Group II), with protection type “nA” (increased safety). It can be installed in areas designated as Zone 2. The ITE-Ex creates a low frequency (LF) zone with a unique ID that allows instant and accurate location of GuardRFID’s Tags upon entering LF zone. This real-time tag location information is used by GuardRFID’s Argus system for various security and location functions, such as securing portals, hands free access control, instantaneous notification of the passage of tagged personnel or materials through a portal, direction of movement through a portal, and so on. The Exciter’s LF field strength can be adjusted from 2’ to 30’ radius, creating a defined detection zone.

GuardRFID Industrial Solutions:

GuardRFID’s Industrial Solutions provide real time location system (RTLS) that centralizes the management of:

Leveraging the state-of-the-art technology and capability to endure hazardous and explosive environments, GuardRFID’s IECEx and UL/CSA certified devices streamline processes, reduce errors, maximize the use and safety of resources in potentially hazardous, or explosive, environments. If you want to find out more about GuardRFID’s IECEx and UL/CSA certified solutions, please write to us at for more information.

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