With a timelapse camera, activities can be recorded over a longer period of time. Think of monitoring a construction project, larger infrastructural works or the construction of ships. With the development of an explosion-proof variant, these options are now also available for explosion-hazardous areas classified as zone 2 and zone 22.
To create an explosion-safe solution, a “restricted breathing” housing according to EN 60079-15:2010 was used. This housing could be used because the camera does not produce sparks or heat in normal operation. To increase the gas tightness, the impact-resistant polycarbonate window was fixed in the housing and the tap holes for the cable glands were hermetically sealed with a blind plug and synthetic resin. The housing is also provided with an extra casing (sun shroud) to reduce heating of the housing caused by direct sunlight. With this, the “breathing” of the housing was reduced as much as possible.
To make the camera usable for a longer period, it has been connected to a high-capacity pack of non-chargeable batteries. Dependent on the camera settings, recordings up to 6 months are possible.
The Artidor time lapse camera is certified in accordance with European Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX 114) for use in gas or dust hazardous areas and is CE marked.