Color is Critical

As easily seen with the Jerguson Illuminator, the top of fluid level is within a glass section. With colored illuminators, this creates a dangerous situation as the operator could easily think the gage was full or empty if viewing from a distance or in poor lighting conditions.

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Application Issue

Without an illuminator, it can be difficult to determine where the fluid level is inside of a dark dirty level gage or one that contains a dark fluid, such as heavy oil.  For this reason, the color of the illuminator is critical to cut through dirt or coatings on the glass or penetrate dark colored fluids.  Other illuminators on the market that carry Class I, Division 1 certification utilize colored LED’s that cannot cut through dirt or coatings that can build up on the surface of the glass.

 

Jerguson® Solution

Jerguson illuminators feature white LED’s that can cut through dirt and coatings on the surface of the glass as well as penetrate dark-colored fluids, allowing operators to safely find the level in the glass level gage during critical situations.

 

The Jerguson® LumaStar™ LED Illuminator is the only white LED based illuminator that carries 3rd party certifications by world-wide agencies for use in hazardous locations.  The inherent benefits of LED’s are well known: long life, low power consumption, etc.  The use of focused, white LED’s directs an intense amount of light into the gage thus allowing the user to view an accurate level indication even under dirty conditions.

 

  

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Resources:

Brochure: LumaStar LED Illuminator (EPL-100)

Drawing: EPL-100 LumaStar Product Drawing

IOM: LumaStar EPL-100 Installation, Operating and Maintenance Instructions

         LumaStar EPL-100 Installation, Operating and Maintenance Instructions ATEX Units

  

Product News: 

EPL-100 TO REPLACE EPL-56-IN 2009

Jerguson EPL-56 Obsolescence Notice