• 13/05/2016

    E2S Warning Signals will be exhibiting at Global Petroleum Show, 7th to 9th of June, Calgary, Canada.  The leading manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices will be at the ‘Upper Big Four’ pavilion to launch two new major product families plus the new GRP Xenon beacons for hazardous areas.

    The new ‘D1x’ family of alarm horns, PA loudspeakers and combined alarm horn/Xenon strobe beacon units has been designed to provide the most effective warning signals available for use in Class I/II Division 1, Zone 1 and Zone 20 environments. With robust marine grade LM6 aluminium enclosures, the UL/cULs approved alarms employ the latest electronic technology and acoustic engineering. The four stage, 64 tone alarm horns and combined units are available with directional flare or 360° sound dispersion radial horns.

    Also on show will be a preview of the new premium ‘STEx’ family of 316L stainless steel explosion proof devices to IECEx and ATEX approval standards. The ‘STEx’ signals provide high performance audible and visual outputs with an optimal combination of strength and corrosion resistance for use in the harshest of environments.

    The new ‘GNEx’ GRP Xenon strobe beacons, www.e2s.com/products/range/gnex, add visual signalling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family of alarm horn sounders, PA loudspeakers and manual call points for activation of fire alarms, gas detection and emergency shutdown systems. Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location applications the ‘GNEx’ beacons have extended temperature range with IECEx and ATEX approvals. For applications with high levels of ambient light the GNExB2 beacon is available in 10, 15 and 21 Joule variants producing up to 902cd - a very high output Xenon strobe. The GNExB1, a more compact size version, is a 5 Joule Xenon strobe beacon in a lightweight enclosure. Complementing the family is the GNExJ2 Ex d junction box, which, having multiple cable entries and terminal configurations is suitable for many different applications. All ‘GNEx’ beacons can be supplied as plate mounted assemblies configured with and without an alarm horn sounder or junction box.

    Ken Martin, President of Brodwell Industrial Sales, E2S’s West Canada distributor and Marcel Minns, Technical Sales Manager from the E2S Houston office, will be at the booth to welcome visitors. 


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  • 31/03/2016

    On Booth 2641 at OTC, the largest US oil and gas show, E2S Warning Signals are demonstrating their continuing commitment to the sector, launching three major new families added to its portfolio of more than 250 different explosion proof and intrinsically safe warning devices for use in hazardous locations. The new ‘D1x’ range of alarm horns, PA loudspeakers and integrated alarm horn/Xenon strobe warning units employ the latest electronic technology and acoustic engineering in robust, marine grade, LM6 aluminium enclosures. Designed to create the most effective warning signals available for use in Class I/II Division 1, Zone 1 & Zone 20 environments, the UL/cULs approved alarm horns and combined units are available with traditional directional flare horns or omni-directional radial horns that generate a uniform 360° sound dispersion.

    OTC also sees a preview of the new premium ‘STEx’ stainless steel enclosure explosion proof warning signal range, which offers outstanding corrosion resistance in aggressive environments combined with outstanding performance. The ‘STEx’ family featuring 316L stainless steel enclosures and approved to IECEx and ATEX standards, will be suitable for the most challenging of environments.

    Also on the booth are the new ‘GNEx’ GRP Xenon strobe beacons, www.e2s.com/products/range/gnex, which add visual signalling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family. Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location applications the ‘GNEx’ beacons have extended temperature range with IECEx and ATEX approvals. For applications with high levels of ambient light the GNExB2 beacon is available in 10, 15 and 21 Joule variants producing up to 902cd - a very high output Xenon strobe. The GNExB1 offers a 5 Joule Xenon strobe in a compact lightweight enclosure. Complementing the family is the GNExJ2 Ex d junction box, which, having multiple cable entries and terminal configurations is suitable for a large variety of applications. All ‘GNEx’ beacons can be supplied as plate mounted assemblies configured with and without an alarm horn sounder or junction box. These new Xenon strobe beacon visual signals broaden the ‘GNEx’ family which includes alarm horn sounders, PA loudspeakers and manual call points for activation of fire alarms, gas detection and emergency shutdown systems.

    International Sales Manager Darren Mann and Marcel Minns, Technical Sales Manager from the Houston office, will be on the booth to demonstrate the new products. 

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  • 18/03/2016

    E2S Warning Signals, the leading independent warning signals manufacturer, has announced the addition of visual signals to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family, www.e2s.com/products/range/gnex.

    Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location signalling applications the GNEx beacons have extended temperature range with IECEx and ATEX Ex d approvals. For high ambient light or long distance signaling the GNExB2 beacon is available in 10, 15 and 21 Joule variants producing up to 902cd - a very high output Xenon strobe. The smaller sized GNExB1 is available for where a 5 Joule (up to 117cd) unit meets requirements. Three flash patterns and second stage, set by users, are a standard feature with all GNEx beacons, depending on base model and power (DC or AC) supply.

    On-site removal and replacement of the lens filter, such as for colour changes, is simple. Polycarbonate, UV stable lenses are available in Amber, Blue, Clear, Green, Magenta, Red and Yellow as separate spare parts. Installation time is minimized by design with the GRP enclosure having a threaded flame path, multiple cable entries and a large termination area.

    Complementing the GNEx range is the GNExJ2 Ex d junction box, which, having multiple cable entries and terminal configurations is suitable for a large variety of applications.

    Both 15 and 21 Joule versions can be supplied as a plate mounted assembly configured with up to four Xenon strobe beacons with a junction box or five beacons without a junction box.

    The new Xenon strobe beacon visual signals broaden the GNEx family which includes alarm horn sounders, PA loudspeakers and manual call points for activation of fire alarms, gas detection and emergency shutdown systems.

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  • 02/02/2016

    E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, will launch its new GNEx GRP Xenon strobe beacons, www.e2s.com/products/range/gnex, on Booth W1002E at CIPPE 2016 in Beijing, China 29 - 31 March.

    The new products add visual signalling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family. Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location applications the GNEx beacons have extended temperature range with IECEx and ATEX Ex d approvals. For high ambient light or long distance signalling the GNExB2 beacon is available in 10, 15 and 21 Joule variants producing up to 902cd - a very high output Xenon strobe. The smaller sized GNExB1 is available for where a 5 Joule (up to 117cd) unit meets requirements.  

    Three flash patterns and second stage, set by user, are a standard feature with all GNEx beacons, depending on base model and power (DC or AC) supply. On-site removal and replacement of the lens filter, such as for colour changes, is simple. Polycarbonate, UV stable lenses are available in Amber, Blue, Clear, Green, Magenta, Red and Yellow as separate spare parts. Installation time is minimised by design with the GRP enclosure featuring a threaded flame path, multiple cable entries and a large termination area. 

    Complementing the GNEx range is the GNExJ2 Ex d junction box, which, having multiple cable entries and terminal configurations means suitability for many other applications. Both 15 and 21 Joule versions can be supplied as a plate mounted assembly configured with up to four Xenon strobe beacons with a junction box or five beacons without a junction box. The new Xenon strobe beacon visual signals broaden the GNEx family which includes alarm horn sounders, PA loudspeakers and manual call points for activation of fire alarms, gas detection and emergency shutdown systems.

    “CIPPE is Asia’s largest trade show for the petroleum industry equipment and we’re happy to come back again this year to showcase our products designed specifically for the needs of the industry” said Colin Tan, Regional Sales Manager for E2S.

    E2S will also have a preview of the new STEx family of stainless steel enclosure devices plus a selection of other explosion proof and intrinsically safe warning devices from the company’s portfolio of more than 350 different products.

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  • 16/12/2015

    E2S Warning Signals, the leading independent audible and visual warning signals manufacturer, has introduced a SIL 2 version of its flagship BEx range of explosion proof alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons. 

    The new IECEx and ATEX certified BEx horns and strobes are the perfect solution for designers and integrators of SIL 2 systems; they are designed and tested to ensure a 99.9% reliability rate, bringing plant safety to new levels. To meet the requirements of SIL 2, a combination of software and hardware in the new units accurately monitors and interprets the sound output of the horn or the light output from the Xenon strobe to check it is functioning correctly. The fault monitoring reports back to the control panel utilising either separate fault contacts or by the introduction to the monitoring circuit of a series resistor. Using the series resistor facility eliminates the need for any additional cables and can be used in a standard two-wire arrangement.

    The key benefits are:

    • The correct functioning of the signalling device function is checked and communicated to the control panel

    • Time consuming physical inspections are eliminated, reducing running cost

    • Plant safety is increased because all devices are confirmed to be operating.

    • The BEx units are designed to integrate seamlessly into the SIL 2 environment

    A detailed technical and installation manual, downloadable from www.e2s.com/SIL2, been published to assist system designers and engineers. 

    In high risk industries such oil, gas and petrochemicals, adopting SIL 2 (Safety Integrity Level) systems is becoming the norm, in particular for the safety-critical fire and gas detection systems. While the fire and gas control panel will normally initiate automatic process shutdown procedures in the event of an alarm, the audible and visual warning devices are critical components in ensuring that personnel are warned in an emergency.



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  • 23/11/2015

    E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices, recently renewed its Russian Fire Certificate applying to a series of popular products.

    The extended Certificate of Conformity to GOST 53325 -2012 issued by Fire Safety Technologies, the independent Russian Approval authority, is valid until July 2018 and is applicable over 50 different explosion proof, intrinsically safe and general industrial product versions from the comprehensive E2S portfolio. Alarm horn sounders, L.E.D. strobe beacons, combined audible-visual warning units, PA loudspeakers and manual call points comply to the Russian standards, giving fire system designers, integrators and installers the widest choice and assurance.

    The approval covers selected models from the BEx explosion proof family and from the IS intrinsically safe range of signals. For industrial and commercial applications models from the Spectra, Sonora and AlertAlarm ranges offer both audible and combination audible and visual signals. In addition to the products approved as fire system components all key E2S products are EAC and EAC Ex compliant and therefore approved for use throughout the Eurasian Customs Union including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

    Full technical information, detailed drawings, installation guides and certificate downloads for all worldwide approvals held by E2S can be found at www.e2s.com. Global approvals include ATEX, IECEx, UL, cULs, INMETRO, VdS, FM and MED ensuring that E2S warning devices can be specified with confidence wherever the application is located.