Oil and Gas

Typically rugged environments, down hole, at high temperature. Explosive environments requiring intrinsically safe (IS) barriers for instrumentation and control.

Case Study: Intrinsically safe DC-DC converter module

IntrinsicSafety2IntrinsicSafety1A customer supplying instrinsically safe encoders to the oil and gas industry required an intrinsically safe DC-DC converter solution. Best Windings agreed to design a potted DC-DC converter rather than just supplying a magnetic component around which the customer would need to design and build a circuit.

The design and development process involved liaising with the customer’s test house so that the complete design could be approved for intrinsic safety to IEC 60079.

The power efficiency achieved for the complete module was around 90%.

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