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Oxford Street West, Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom, 2007/11/30 - Hazardous area cable gland and electrical connector specialist, Hawke International, has achieved significant approvals for their product range from the relevant Russian and Chinese authorities.
The ControlEx flameproof range of connectors for use in hazardous areas has achieved GOST-R certification, allowing for their use in the Russian territories, which is of ever increasing importance within the oil and gas market.
Hawke connectors, including models for low medium and high power applications, are a major aid to productivity. They permit speedy and safe connection of instrumentation, control and power equipment. This allows the installation and commissioning of service modules or the deployment of permanently fixed and temporary plant to proceed safely and more quickly within a hazardous environment.
Chinese GB approval has also been given by the CQST test organisation for the IECEx approved ranges of cable glands that have been tested by BASEEFA in the UK. This supplements the existing ATEX, IECEx, GOST, ABS, DNV, CEPEL, UL, cUL, and CSA certifications. These ensure where hard-wired permanent connections are required, Hawke cable glands meet the need for robust cable termination. All models are engineered for secure cable anchorage, long life, low maintenance and easy inspection. The extensive range has high integrity seals, deluge protection and can be used with a range of cable diameters and constructions.
“Safety and long term reliability is a crucial issue for the global oil and gas industry and as Russian and Chinese capacity increases we are in a position to supply world-class electrical connection products to these expanding markets,” explained Phil O’Connor, head of development at Hawke International’s UK operation.
From their UK manufacturing base, Hawke supply a world wide network of subsidiaries, agents and distributors. This enables fabricators, module builders and OEM equipment suppliers to easily access hazardous area connection products and technical support on a global scale.
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