Hybrid XP circuit breaker panelboard combines IEC and CEC/NEC technology in one package

Recognizing that application and code standards vary around the globe, Appleton Electric has introduced a hybrid version of its field-proven XP explosion-proof circuit breaker panelboard.

Rosemont, Ill., February 23, 2010—Recognizing that application and code standards vary around the globe, Appleton Electric has introduced a hybrid version of its field-proven XP explosion-proof circuit breaker panelboard.

By combining IEC technology and CEC/NEC standards in a single design, Appleton has created a panelboard that is for virtually any hazardous industrial location where flammable gases or vapors are present, especially when used in the protection of lighting and heat tracing circuits. These "classified" applications would include chemical processing, dry cleaning plants, aircraft hangars and fuel servicing areas, utility gas plants or any operation involving the storage and handling of petrochemical gas or natural gas. Rugged NEMA rated construction enables installation indoors or outdoors.

The new hybrid XP incorporates a factory-sealed cast explosion proof enclosure (CEC/NEC technology) to house the arcing breakers and a stainless steel terminal enclosure (IEC technology) for field terminations. Factory sealing eliminates the need for labor-intensive field wiring and the use of sealing fittings. Incoming and outgoing electrical connections are easily made in the stainless steel enclosure to secure DIN Rail mounting terminal blocks. Conduit or cable entries are created on-site by using a sheet steel hole punch.

Available voltage configurations are 120/240, 120/208, 277/480 or 347/600 Vac.

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