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CAN components with DNV approval

Phoenix Contact’s infrastructure components for data transmission via CANopen and Devicenet are now available with DNV approval. These components can therefore be used in shipbuilding and offshore applications.

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THIS CONCERNS CONVERTERS, REPEATERS, SEGMENT COUPLERS, and bridges based on fiber optic technology from the German company. With these components, requirements such as segmentation, network expansion, and electrical isolation can be implemented. Many network structures are therefore possible. Transmission media such as modem or DSL paths, wireless connections, or Ethernet networks can be used as an alternative. Different data rates in both segments are also possible.

Fiber optic technology is used in applications with high demands on availability. Two of the advantages of its use in the maritime sector are insensitivity to electromagnetic interference and automatic electrical isolation. This eliminates the need for complex surge protection as well as shielding and equipotential bonding concepts.

DNV GL is a ship and offshore classification society, a technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and an expert for the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. According to the company, it is one of the top three certification bodies in the world.

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