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24 S & M Series Solar Power Systems Exi - Intrinsically Safe

The TIC-EDGE Solar Power Systems for intrinsically safe applications are engineered solutions providing an environmentally friendly solution for industrial, marine, or offshore applications where 24 Vdc is needed and power from the grid or other power sources is not suitable or available.

In an intrinsically safe application the solar power system is installed in a non-hazardous area while the intrinsically safe powered devices are installed in the classified zone. The devices are powered by the solar power system via isolated barriers located in the solar power enclosure. The barriers can also provide the measured value from the powered device directly to a PLC, DCS, or safety system, via 0/4-20 mA or via HART communication. The barriers can be delivered to meet any agency approval around the world like FM, cCSAus, ATEX, IECEx, TIIS, etc.

The system can be delivered for any oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, marine, or off-shore application and can be designed to power from a single device up to hundreds of devices. Single panel systems S Series are for stationary applications up to 200 W, while multi panel systems M series are for larger stationary applications. Non-stationary applications require different design criteria and will be addressed on case-by-case basis.

All systems are designed for 24/7 operation. The backup time from the battery bank varies depending on the requirements of the application, but is normally designed to last between 9 and 12 days. All our systems include maintenance free, non-spill and sealed GEL batteries.

Different mounts for the solar panel like side of pole-mount, top of pole-mount and pad-mount are available depending on the application. The most frequently used enclosure is NEMA 3R in powder coated aluminum.

Side of pole mounting structure can be upgraded for high-wind applications up to 170 MPH.

The TIC-EDGE Solar Power System can be used in a wide range of applications. The system provides 24 Vdc to hard-wired or wireless field instruments to measure level, pressure, flow, and temperature, fire & gas detectors, CCTV, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, emergency power and more.

The main components in a complete system are solar panel(s), solar panel mounting structure, NEMA 3R system enclosure, charge controller, US DOT/ICAO/IATA/UL recognized battery bank, overload protection, isolated barrier(s) for intrinsically safe applications, installation/operation manual and electrical schematics.