The challenges of offshore platform network application include coping with harsh environmental conditions that has extreme operating temperatures, heavy moisture, erosion, extensive shock and vibration. Also, extensive EMI can prevent some of the equipment used in the ship, especially the compass and navigation systems, from operating improperly.
Problems caused by erosion, heavy moisture and extreme working temperatures are commonly seen on offshore platforms. Lantech’s DNV (Det Norske Veritas) type industrial switches are designed to cope with this kind of harsh environment. Given the diversity of locations that switches may be used, Industrial Switches are needed for the various types of approvals under DNV classification.
DNV maritime certification specifics the test criteria for all equipment used for offshore platforms. Most of the Lantech DNV models are UL class I division II certified, which ensures the safety when installed at the flammable places.