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How Tornado Raman Spectrometers can be used at Zone 0 Hazardous Location

OPIS 35™ Provides “Inherently Safe” Laser Radiation for Zone 0 Hazardous Location

Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of Raman analyzers for process monitoring, announced today that it has received ATEX and IECEx certification for its OPIS 35™ laser accessory.  The certification is in accordance to the IEC 60079 standard and authorizes the HyperFlux™ PRO Plus Raman spectrometers for operation in ATEX Zone 0 when both products are used together. Our ATEX Certified Raman Spectrometers enable cutting-edge and safe Raman process analysis.

ATEX Certified Raman Spectrometer OPIS 35™ ATEX Laser Accessory

ATEX Certified Raman Spectrometers – OPIS35™ ATEX Laser Accessory

In the certified configuration, the OPIS 35™ and HyperFlux™ PRO Plus are placed in a safe location with fiber optic interconnections to the Raman probe in the hazardous location.  The OPIS 35™ regulates the HyperFlux™ PRO Plus laser output to guarantee that no greater than 35mW of laser power can enter the hazardous location.  In accordance with Class 3B laser regulation, the OPIS 35™ provides ATEX/IECEx certified signalling to facilitate remote emergency laser shutdown and laser status indication.

“With OPIS 35™, our users are now able to conduct process monitoring in an Ex regulated facility,” states Scott Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Tornado.  “The HyperFlux™ PRO Plus analyzer’s 10x advantage in optical efficiency makes high precision measurements at 35mW laser power possible, and now our inherently safe laser source alleviates the pain of complex and expensive system-level safety protocols.  As far as we know, Tornado is the first in the industry to provide such a solution,” he continued.

Tornado Spectral Systems is now shipping the OPIS 35™.  Customers seeking to add Raman analysis with our ATEX Certified Raman spectrometers to their hazardous environments can find more information on our website or by emailing sales@tornado-with

Please find the full press release on the Cision PR Newswire