Explosion-proof equipment uses a variety of different methods to prevent ignition and contain any unwanted fires, flames and flashes, all with the common goal of ensuring explosions either do not occur, or do not cause excessive damage and injury.

In a market report looking ahead to the performance of explosion-proof equipment between now and 2026, Future Market Insights describes some of the different ways in which this can be achieved.

This includes protecting equipment that has potentially explosive materials inside, by carefully controlling the operating energy entering the equipment, or by making it physically robust enough to withstand any blast.

An external housing that isolates the contents against sparks or excess heat that could cause ignition is another method, which is where cast aluminium and stainless steel enclosures can be beneficial.

Exe equipment may also take into account specific challenges, for example in the presence of electrical systems, hazardous chemicals, gas or dust clouds, or in environments where radioactive substances are handled.

The report notes the presence of exe equipment in almost every industry, offering financial and physical protection to companies and their employees, and predicts continued strong performance throughout the forecast period to 2026.