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PT-500 Submersible Level Sensors with Unique Removable and Reusable Cage Now CSA Certified for Hazardous Locations

Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG SENSORS) - Logan, UT

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PT-500 Submersible Level Sensors with Unique Removable and Reusable Cage Now CSA Certified for Hazardous Locations

Press release date: April 21, 2008

LOGAN, UT - PT-500 Submersible Liquid Level/Pressure Transmitters from Automation Products Group, Inc. are now cCSAus certified for use in Class I, Div. 1, Groups C and D, and Class I, Zone 0, Group IIB hazardous locations. Class I, Div. 1, Group C, and Class I, Zone 0, Group IIB atmospheres contain ethyl-ether vapors, ethylene, or cyclopropane. Class I, Div. 1, Group D atmospheres contain gasoline, hexane, naptha, benzene, butane, propane, alcohol, acetone, benzol, lacquer solvent vapors or natural gas. The PT-500 features a vented, watertight cable and delivers a high precision 4-20mA solid-state signal while submerged up to 450 ft. A unique (patent pending) removable stainless steel cage connects to the sensor with a simple snap ring and enables users to save significantly on sensor replacement costs. "The stainless steel cage is a fairly expensive piece of hardware that typically cannot be removed from the sensor, or reused. Historically that has meant that each time a sensor needed to be replaced in the field so did the cage at an added cost of $200 or so," says Karl Reid, Engineering Manager. "Because these types of sensors are used in some nasty environments they tend be replaced on a fairly regular basis, so being able to reuse the cage can deliver exponential savings over a period time," he says. Rugged IP68 protected PT-500 transmitters deliver accuracy of 0.50% of span, and are temperature compensated to ensure accuracy and long-term stability under extreme temperature variations. Simple-to-install surface mount technology provides added protection from shock and vibration. About Automation Products Group Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) supplies tailored sensing solutions for measurement applications to process control industries. They serve the water and wastewater, oil and gas, telemetry integration, car wash OEM, as well as cooking and lubricant oil recycling markets with a complete family of presence, level, flow and pressure sensing technologies. APG has roots in the sensor business spanning more than 35 years. Automation Products Group, Inc., 1025 W. 1700 N., Logan UT 84321; toll-free: 1-888-525-7300; (435) 753-7300; fax: (435) 753-7490; E-mail:, Web site: Customer Contact: Charlie Strack 888/525-7300


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