Inductive Proximity Sensors can be used in hazardous locations.

Press Release Summary:

Along with microprocessor design and AirCore™ sensing coil, ICB Series is certified for use in Class I, Div 2, Groups A/B/C/D hazardous environments. Class I denotes compatibility with locations with flammable gases or vapors, and Division 2 applies to hazardous atmospheres present under fault conditions and for limited periods. Groups A, B, C, and D apply to groups of explosive gases: acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene, and propane. Potting process allows installation in heavy-duty applications.

Original Press Release:

Inductive Proximity Sensors with Hazardous Location Ratings

Buffalo Grove, IL – Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the enhancement to our popular ICB Series Proximity Sensors: Certifications for use in hazardous environments

By Division:  Class I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, and D

Class I: Hazardous locations with presence of flammable gases or vapors.

Division 2: Hazardous atmospheres only present under fault conditions and only for very short periods of time.

Group A, B, C and D: Groups of explosive gases (Acetylene, Hydrogen, Ethylene andPropane).

By Zone:

Class I: Hazardous locations with presence of flammable gases or vapors.

Zone 1: Hazardous atmospheres may be present under normal operation, but only for short periods of time (intermittently).

AEx d/Ex d: Flameproof devices (AEx d for USA, Ex d for Canada).

IIB+H2: Group of explosive gases (Hydrogen, Ethylene, valid also for group IIA – Propane)

These sensors feature the same advanced microprocessor design and innovative AirCoreTM sensing coil, along with a robust potting process that allows users to install the sensor in heavy duty appli-cations.  There are no new part numbers involved, as the Class I,Div 2 Rating is an enhancement to the existing ICB Series.

The sensors are available from Carlo Gavazzi’s North American network of sales offices and distributors, or at

Questions regarding this press release should be directed to:

CARLO GAVAZZI Inc., 750 Hastings Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089

Phone: 847.465.6100     Fax: 800.222.2659     Email:,   

CARLO GAVAZZI (Canada) Inc., 2660 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga, ON  L5N 6M6

Phone: 888.575.2275     Fax: 905.542.2248     Email:

CARLO GAVAZZI Mexico S.A. de C.V., Calle La Montaña no. 18, Fracc. Los Pastores, Naucalpan de Juárez, EDOMEX CP 53340     Phone/Fax: 52.55.5373.7042     Email:

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