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ReactIR 247 Receives Ex Certification for Zone 1 Hazardous Environments

03-09-2012 06:56 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

METTER TOLEDO ReactIR 247 and related auxiliaries are now certified for safe use in hazardous manufacturing environments designated Ex under the ATEX Directive, specifically Zone 1, Groups IIB + H2, T4 Zone 1. Ready for immediate shipment, ReactIR HL-ATEX-certified models will allow more manufacturers in more countries to reduce testing costs, streamline production, and speed time-to-market using METTLER TOLEDO robust process characterization technology.

METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce ReactIR 247 has been certified for safe use by TRaC in HL-ATEX Zone 1 hazardous manufacturing environments and is ready for immediate shipment.

METTLER TOLEDO ReactIR 247 HL-ATEX configuration helps manufacturers in Europe and around the world take advantage of next-generation Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis to characterize a nearly limitless array of process chemistry reactions. Additionally, the compact, plug-and-play design also allows it to be used at multiple points along the manufacturing line, resulting in significant testing and manufacturing cost reductions and shortening time-to-market.

With this certification, ReactIR 247 now displays the Ex Mark label. This labeling indicates ReactIR 247 met required safety standards necessary for compliance to the ATEX Directive and led to the issuance of an EC Type Examination Certificate TRAC1 1ATEX21306X. These standards include; EN60079-0:2006 - General Requirements for Gases; EN60079-1:2007 - Flameproof Equipment for (Ex d); and EN60079-28:2007 - Explosive Atmospheres.

Meeting these rigorous standards-as well as METTLER TOLEDO expertise in manufacturing precision devices-helps ensure quality managers can obtain faster results without compromising safety, particularly in sensitive industries such as fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

ReactIR 247 is known for its ability to provide fast, real-time information that aids in process optimization. Easy-to-use, and with a small benchprint, ReactIR 247 can be incorporated at many points along a production line. ReactIR 247 design also effectively solves a variety of long-standing problems with multi-flow synthesis such as controlling different reagent streams.

ReactIR 247 ATEX rating makes it appropriate for use in Europe and around the world, with the exception of North America. METTLER TOLEDO ReactIR 247 HL-UL, certified for Class 1, Division 1 hazardous use in the United States and Canada, is available for manufacturers operating in this region.

For more information on the benefits of METTLER TOLEDO ReactIR 247, please visit

METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.

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