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Danfoss’ BCP pressure switch gains Russian certification

08 May 2008
The Russian Federal Service for Ecology, Technology and Nuclear Inspection has now certified the BCP pressure switch for use in potentially dangerous applications. A favorable report from experts at the Central Science and Research Institute helped the process.
In 2007, Danfoss launched a new pressure switch for the control of water and steam boilers – the BCP. A combination of Danfoss’ longstanding experience in production control equipment and progressive technology. The BCP is proving itself in situations where fail-safe control is recommended and often essential.

The BCP pressure switch meets the strictest international requirements for reliability and safety and recently acquired certification from one of the most well-known industrial safety organizations: TÜV. Now it has also been put through its paces in Russia.

Russia has some of the strictest industrial safety rules in the world. Equipment can only be used in potentially dangerous applications if it has special permission from the Russian Federal Service for Ecology, Technology and Nuclear Inspection (Rostechnadzor in Russian).

In order to gain Rostechnadzor approval, the BCP was closely examined by experts from the Central Science and Research Institute of All-round Automation (CNIIKA). Experts were particularly impressed with the durability of the pressure switch (more than two million mechanical cycles and over 250,000 electrical cycles) and the user-friendly design.

The switch has a wide range of applications. It can handle a pressure range of 0.1–40 bar, and some models have an automatic and manual reset with maximum and minimum settings. The easy-to-use DIN 43650A plug also ensures protection from unauthorized setting changes and good scale readability.

Based on the report from CNIIKA, the Russian Federal Service for Ecology, Technology and Nuclear Inspection has approved the BCP pressure switch for use in potentially dangerous applications, once again proving that Danfoss products are a safe choice.

By Alexander Tsypin, Country Sales Manager, Russia