Equipment & Services
With an international team, KABELSCHLEPP France implemented a robust and reliable cable carrier system for the safety valve at the hydroelectric power plant Châteauneuf du Rhône. The purpose of the valve, which moves across the entire power plant, is to prevent overspeed of the turbines. In an emergency, a very heavy barrier is used to block the ingress of water.
For smart devices, use in the oil industry, for example on an offshore oil platform, represents a real endurance test. The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments subjected the Visor-Ex® 01, the first system consisting of smart glasses and smartphone certified for use in hazardous areas, to this endurance test during its development phase. The practical test reveals great potential for rollout in future applications.