SOR Intrinsically Safe Products Can Mitigate Explosions in Hazardous Areas

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Lenexa, Kan. (May 29, 2012) – SOR® Inc. announced today that key products in the company’s line of pressure,
differential pressure, temperature, vacuum and large level detectors have been certified as Intrinsically Safe (IS), which prevents potentially explosive gases or dust from igniting. The IS rating is part of the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).

Intrinsic Safety is a means of preventing explosions, which could be caused due to sparking of an electrical current in hazardous areas. Hazardous Areas are those areas of a plant or facility that have a likely presence of explosive mixtures of gas, vapor or dust according to SOR Engineer, Sara Roos.

IS provides a preventative method versus flameproof equipment where the explosion is contained and not transmitted outside of the product. SOR also carries ATEX approved flameproof products.

“The ATEX Directive is becoming well accepted around the world. More of our customers are asking for IS certified components and we have quickly responded by adding the IS listing” says Jeff Coltvet, Vice-President of Sales at SOR.

The SOR lines of pressure and level detectors are rugged field-mounted instruments. Nearly every SOR product can be designed to meet the demands of the process and engineered-to-order. SOR offers quick delivery that matches or exceeds off-the-shelf suppliers.

Since 1956, SOR Inc. has offered a comprehensive line of level, pressure, temperature and flow instrumentation for a wide variety of industries and applications. SOR Inc. has a registered quality system to ISO 9001:2008.

World headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Lenexa, Kansas USA with sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. SOR Inc. also supports its markets worldwide with more than 100 Representatives. Visit us at