Spring Clamp Blocks have Class I, Zone 1 approval.

Press Release Summary:

The fasis Series spring clamp terminal blocks meet UL 2279 hazardous location requirements with exception of disconnect and fuse terminals, which compromise no spark requirements of Class I, Zone 1 approval. Series includes feed-through, ground, double-tier, and miniature blocks for variety of control applications. Zone 1 approval covers use of terminals in Zone 2 applications also.

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Wieland's fasis Series Spring Clamp Blocks Recieve Class I, Zone 1 Approval

BURGAW, N.C. (April 2, 2002) - Wieland Electric Inc, a leader in control components for hazardous locations, announced the approval of its fasis spring clamp terminal block series for use in Class I, Zone 1 hazardous locations.

"Typically, hazardous locations such as petrochemical plants must use elaborate wiring methods, expensive rated field devices or large explosion-proof enclosures to meet safety standards,"
said Wieland Product Manager, Marc Immordino. "But individually approved Class I, Zone 1 interconnect devices provide a more cost effective method of meeting these regulations."

The entire fasis spring clamp series meets UL 2279 hazardous location requirements with the exception of disconnect and fuse terminals which by nature compromise no spark requirements of
Class I, Zone 1 approval. The approved series includes feed-through, ground, double-tier and miniature blocks for a variety of control applications.

The Zone 1 approval also covers the use of these terminals in Zone 2 applications. Zone 1 locations are classified as areas with ignitable concentrations during normal operating conditions or that exist frequently from repair and maintenance of the equipment. It also refers to areas that are adjacent to Class 1, Zone 0 locations where ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors migrate.

Zone 2 locations are classified as areas where vapors or gases are not likely to occur during normal operation, but could occur during a leak for a short period of time.

Wieland's fasis Series spring clamp blocks for hazardous locations are available from stock. For more information customers may contact their local Wieland distributor, or call (800)WIELAND; or fax (910) 259-3691; by mail at Wieland Electric Inc., 49 International Road, Burgaw, NC, 28425; or on the worldwide web at www.wielandinc.com.

Wieland Electric Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of wiecon PC board, selos, taris and fasis DIN rail terminal blocks, wire management products, revos (rectangular) connectors, electronic interface modules, wipos power supplies and ricos remote I/O communications systems based in Burgaw, N.C. Wieland operates manufacturing facilities worldwide and was the first terminal block supplier to achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. Along with nationwide sales and distribution
networks in the U.S. and Canada, Wieland's North American operation provides value-added assembly, warehousing, computerized inventory control, customer service and engineering support.

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