Industrial Products in Compliance with ATEX

03.05.2004

Lowara have introduced within three of its key industrial product ranges the possibility of configurations that are in compliance with Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95).

As of 1st July 2003 all products sold or installed into an explosive area must comply with this Directive.

The applicable pump ranges are; FHS and FHF horizontal cast iron end suction, SHS and SHF horizontal 316 stainless steel end suction and the newly extended SV multistage.

All compliant ranges are supplied in special configurations that meet the ATEX 95 requirements and are classified as Group II, Category 3 suitable for Gas environments.

These product ranges are added to the already qualified Vogel branded pumps which allows Lowara to offer units that cover flow rates up to 300 m3/h and delivery heads of up to 480 metres.

About Lowara

Lowara Srl, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza/Italy), which is part of the ITT Industries group, is a leader in the manufacture of hydraulic pumps and water handling and control systems. It has 920 employees in Europe, 715 operating in Italy. In 2003 its consolidated sales totalled about 167 million euro, or over 189 million dollars.

ITT Industries, Inc. supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales and employs approximately 39,000 people around the world.

In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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