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It’s important not just to buy the right hazardous area equipment, but to ensure that it is installed and configured for correct use – which is why we offer several services and solutions for hazardous area equipment customers.
Hazardous area lighting should be designed to take the risks of the zone into account – for example, not emitting high levels of heat in the presence of combustible gases or dusts.
There are always warnings about extra risks in the home in the run-up to Christmas, from scented candles setting the curtains on fire, to overloaded multi-way adaptors sparking and setting the tree alight, but the season brings some very significant extra concerns to industrial hazardous areas too – here are five to keep in mind this year.
The global safety switches market will grow continually from 2017 until at least 2021, according to a forecast from Research and Markets. In the newly published report, the analyst predicts a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% in the global safety switches market, starting from a 2016 baseline and lasting for at least five years. […]
A lot of hazardous area equipment is made of metal – including metallic hazardous area conduits that offer strength and liquid-tight properties – but non-metallic hazardous area conduits are also worth considering as they may be the better option in many cases. Non-metallic conduits keep out water and dust, are easy to install and are […]
Last month we looked at hazardous area equipment for cold weather in terms of the lower end of the operating temperature range – but what are the best hazardous area heaters to raise the air temperature for equipment that needs warmer ambient conditions, or just for the comfort of humans in the area? Hazardous area […]
Offshore structures such as oil rigs are often hazardous areas in their entirety, to a greater or lesser degree, as an incident anywhere on the structure can have serious consequences for human life, financial and structural losses. In a newly published article in CE Papers, a collection of conference papers in civil engineering, researchers look […]
When specifying hazardous area equipment for immediate use this autumn-winter, it’s natural to take temperature into account, especially if the equipment is to be installed outdoors without insulation. Some hazardous area equipment can be insulated to provide extra protection against extremes of cold, but some inherently need to be exposed, for example, hazardous area lighting […]
Hazardous areas in general – and especially in terms of Zone 0, 1 and 2 designations – occur in the presence of a potentially combustible or explosive substance, often a gas, and in each of those zones, the correct hazardous area equipment is important to remove potential external sources of ignition. But containment is also […]