TEGAM Model R1L-E2A Ground Bond Meter Is Intrinsically Safe

TEGAM Model R1L-E2A Ground Bond Meter Is Intrinsically Safe

GENEVA, OH, December 6, 2012

Tester can be used in potentially explosive work areas and will not ignite hazardous materials such as aviation fuel and natural gas. The TEGAM Model R1L-E2A Ground Bond Meter is unique in that it not only provides accurate low-resistance measurements, but is also intrinsically safe. This makes the TEGAM Model R1L-E2A useful in applications not possible with other ground bond meters. Intrinsic safety means the instrument is designed and tested to prevent the release of energy that could ignite flammable liquids or gases in the work area. It meets the latest and most comprehensive international standards, including ATEX Ex ia IIA T4 Ga and C-UL-US Listed Class I, Div. 1, Group D in compliance with ANSI/UL 913-1988, Fifth Edition, 21 February, 1997. TEGAM’s Model R1L-E2A can be used in a wide variety of applications outside the capabilities of other bond meters, including:

  • Aircraft bond measurements in manufacturing and flight line maintenance operations where JP4 and aviation gasoline might be present.
  • Verifying natural gas pipe grounds and bonds.
  • Checking pharmaceutical equipment grounds and storage facilities in the presence of alcohol.
  • Inspecting lighting arrestors in petrochemical production and distribution facilities.

TEGAM’s Model R1L-E2A has five ranges with full-scale values ranging from 2 milliohms to 20 ohms. Resolution on the lowest range is 1 micro-ohm. Accuracy is 0.1% of reading ± 2 counts. The instrument is packaged in a rugged and waterproof case that protects it when being transported to and from the work site. The operating temperature range is -20° C to 50° C. The standard pistol grip probes make four-wire Kelvin measurements. The plastic housings are made with a conductive additive to prevent the buildup of dangerous static electricity. More information about the Model R1l-E2A Ground Bond Meter, including information about its certifications, is available on the TEGAM website, here. Price and Availability The U.S. price for the R1L-E2A is $5,795, with immediate availability. About TEGAM Headquartered just east of Cleveland, Ohio, TEGAM, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and support of a wide variety of test, measurement and calibration instruments. TEGAM is the worldwide leading manufacturer of RF power sensor calibration systems for commercial and military applications. Founded in 1979, TEGAM has developed a wide variety of measurement instrumentation and markets its products around the world through a network of technical representatives and distributors in more than 40 countries. TEGAM is internationally recognized for its offering of RF power sensor calibration systems, RF attenuation measurement systems, AC ratio standards and microohmmeters. In addition, the company’s supplies LCR meters, high-voltage amplifiers, MEMS engine driver systems, handheld thermometers, humidity meters and other test and measurement solutions. TEGAM is accredited by A2LA to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 on Certificate Number 2018.01. For more information, visit www.tegam.com.

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