Saudi Arabia has the second-largest proven oil reserves in the world, and one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the Persian Gulf. In addition to that, Ras Tanura is the world’s largest offshore oil loading facility with millions of barrels being loaded every day. This is one of the major reasons why we see so many oil and gas and petroleum industries in Saudi Arabia. All these industries along with some others like chemical manufacturing units, and construction, are prone to explosion and hazardous materials. An ex-proof camera is a necessity for such explosion-sensitive industries as they are resistant to flammable dust and explosive material which are often present in hazardous areas.
Demands for Explosion proof cameras are higher than ever. According to a report by Allied Market Research, the global market for explosion-proof equipment is expected to hit US$8.2 billion by 2022.
What role does an Explosion-proof camera play in Hazardous Areas?
Proper supervision with ex-proof and ATEX-certified cameras can save company assets and even the lives of workers. When dealing with hazardous materials, being able to observe what is going on can make the difference between a normal, productive business day and a disaster that takes lives, and costs millions.
Explosion-proof cameras play a critical role in the surveillance and monitoring of harsh environments. Salt, humidity, and chemical contamination can do a lot of harm to electronic devices, especially when they are constantly exposed to such substances. Therefore, explosion-proof cameras are your best bet for surveillance in hazardous areas.
What is ATEX?
ATEX is the European association that certifies that the camera equipment has been tested and passed in difficult conditions like in factories. The ATEX seal indicates that the camera is capable of tolerating all those dangerous conditions. Gases in the air and dust and vapor, mists too could combine and ignite into flame in particular conditions.
Now, let’s look at the top 5 companies in Saudi Arabia that can provide you ATEX certified explosion proof cameras to protect your business and employees.
SharpEagle is a leading manufacturer of ATEX-certified explosion-proof cameras in Saudi Arabia. SharpEagle Systems is a part of Studio 52 Group and was conceived to support the Oil and Gas industry with state-of-the-art Explosion Proof CCTV technology. Today we are a respected name in the explosion-proof camera industry.
We have designed and implemented our solution for renowned companies in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Algeria, Chad, Kenya, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Our explosion-proof cameras are manufactures according to the highest international quality standards. So, you can always trust us when it comes to keeping an eye on your most valuable assets in any hazardous area.
Headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, Pixavi was established in 1999 with the aim to provide explosion-proof equipment to hazardous industries all over the world. It was started by Christian Rokseth. Pixavi focuses on R&D and has a long experience in developing mobile, wireless, high-definition video conferencing endpoints, cameras, and wireless infrastructure for use in industrial and hazardous environments.
Pixavi products are intrinsically safe and explosion-proof, having ATEX and EX Zone 1 and Zone 2 certification.
Ecom has been involved in manufacturing devices for use in explosive areas since 1986. It is an innovative company that develops explosion-shielded products in some of the most diverse sectors such as the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and mining industries.
As an industry pioneer, Ecom has developed explosion protection for mobile devices and is also the first manufacturer to introduce explosion-proof cell phones, 4G smartphones, and tablets onto the market.
Orlaco is another market leader in the field of camera and monitoring systems for commercial and industrial vehicles. Since 2017, Orlaco has been a part of Stoneridge Inc., a designer, and manufacturer of high-quality electrical and electronic components.
The ex-proof cameras made by Orlaco systems can be combines with its own system as well as third-party systems. They are also certified for installation in zone 1, 2, 21, and 22 according to ATEX and IECEx. So you can never go wrong with them.
With over 30 years of experience, Synectics is a global leader in the design, integration, control, and management of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems. They have an intimate understanding of the challenges in the oil and gas industries.
Combined with the knowledge of the hazardous sector and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude is what sets them apart as a company.
So, there you have it, the best 5 ATEX-certified camera providers in Saudi Arabia. Would you like to know more about how SharpEagle’s explosion-proof camera can help you? Browse through the different types of Ex proof camera systems we offer or get in touch with our support team for expert advice.