SETPOINT® machinery protection system obtains North American hazardous area approvals

Metrix Instrument Company today announced that it has secured ETL North American hazardous area approvals for its SETPOINT® machinery protection system, allowing installation in Division 2 flammable atmospheres as encountered in many oil and gas, chemical, and mining applications.

ETL certification is obtained from Intertek and satisfies requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) in the United States and the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) in Canada. The certification classifies the systems as non-incendive, allowing installation in Division 2 hazardous areas as well as non-hazardous areas. The approvals also allow separately-approved sensors located in Division 1 to be connected to the SETPOINT® system, via use of appropriate energy limiting barriers or isolators.

The SETPOINT® machinery protection system now carries INTERTEK North American approvals and CE Mark approvals. ATEX and IECEx approvals are pending and expected in late 2013. Certification documents are posted to as they become available

About Metrix

Metrix Instrument Company ( is a leading supplier of machinery protection and condition monitoring products and services to industrial customers worldwide. Founded in 1965, Metrix was the first company to offer vibration transmitters, allowing vibration to be more easily integrated with existing plant control and monitoring systems accepting process measurement inputs via industry-standard 4- 20mA signals. The company does business in more than 50 countries worldwide and, in addition to vibration transmitters, offers a comprehensive portfolio of vibration sensors, electronic and mechanical vibration switches, permanent monitoring systems, and associated field services for machinery diagnostics, system installation and maintenance, and training. A Roper Industries business, Metrix is headquartered in Houston, Texas. In addition to a global network of qualified sales and service partners, Metrix maintains factory-direct sales and service offices in Nevada, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, China, Germany, Venezuela, and the U.K.