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Friedrich Air Conditioning’s New Hazardgard Meets Rigorous International Standards

Friedrich Air Conditioning, a leading manufacturer of specialty air-conditioning products, has expanded their premier line of hazardous-duty, room air conditioners to include ATEX / IECEx certified models for international customers. The new ATEX / IECEx certified Hazardgard models hit the market just in time for the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, US. Attendees who are interested in learning more about these new products are invited to visit Friedrich AHR booth #4710.

Hazardgard is Friedrich’s line of room air conditioners specifically designed to cool spaces where volatile, flammable liquids and gases are used, within enclosed systems or containers, or under extreme temperatures.

"For more than three decades, global industry and high-tech leaders have trusted Hazardgard to provide commercial-grade cooling under the harshest conditions. You’ll find durable, reliable Hazardgard room air conditioners on oil rigs and military bases, in manufacturing companies and processing plants – anywhere hazardous materials are used," said Wink Chapman, vice-president of Sales for Friedrich. Now Friedrich is expanding the Hazardgard product line to include ATEX / IECEx certified models. These new models are designed with the same rugged features and long- lasting performance as before; however, they have been re-engineered to meet the most stringent international standards for hazardous locations.

"The increasing international need for safe and reliable air conditioning has driven demand for this durable and rugged product," stated Chapman.

These new certifications provide customers around the world with a cost-effective solution to their indoor environmental and safety requirements. With a hermetically sealed compressor and a hot-gas bypass valve, the Hazardgard can safely operate in low and high ambient conditions between 45°F and 130°F. Additionally, the corrosion-resistant coating provides protection against harsh environmental conditions (tested to 6,048 salt-spray hours) while maintaining efficient energy utilization.

"This is just something we can do to help our partners in the manufacturing, chemical, and energy industries keep their employees safe while meeting their budget requirements," added Chapman.

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