Hazardous substances drive demand for explosion proof equipment, according to a report from IndustryARC, with the oil and gas sector accounting for 16% of market share and the chemicals business taking the second largest slice of 12%. Together the sectors amount to more than a quarter of the total demand for Ex equipment and demonstrate […]
Ex equipment can be designed to contain electrical currents to prevent the risk of sparking a fire or explosion, but can also help to prevent the risk of the operator suffering an electric shock due to exposure to that current. In some industrial settings, tools like arc welding torches are needed to join metal components […]
Some of these risks can be tackled using hazardous area equipment, including explosion-proof equipment to protect against the risks of ignition.
The global market for ex equipment is growing at a pace of 5% each year, with Europe not only the main geographical region for explosion proof equipment, but also the centre for its manufacture.
Ammonia is a common coolant used in refrigeration systems – but it is also highly flammable, making it important to use the appropriate ex equipment in the surrounding environment to make sure it ‘keeps its cool’ in the most literal sense. On September 15th at IMHX 2016 in Birmingham, the Food Storage & Distribution Federation […]
The global market for ex equipment is growing thanks to a combination of five major influences, according to a new market report from Decision Databases.
The seventh edition of EEMUA’s handbook on Ex equipment installations looks at some of the revisions made to standards affecting the technology.
You might not imagine ripening mangoes would require hazardous area equipment, but a novel method of improving the ripening process could see ex equipment become a sensible precaution when storing and transporting the fruit immediately after harvest. Writing in an upcoming edition of the journal Postharvest Biology and Technology, researchers explain how an ‘inclusion complex’ […]
R Stahl ex equipment all meets the newly developed Ex 4.0 global standard, the company has confirmed in a statement. Ex 4.0 is a new designation introduced by R Stahl themselves, which incorporates multiple regional certifications to signify that ex equipment is suitable for use in almost any location worldwide. It supports a broad diversity […]
Ex equipment might not be able to prevent your bread from burning, but it can play an important role in stopping your flour from exploding. In the April 2014 edition of its e-tech newsletter, the International Electrotechnical Commission highlighted the risk for flour and other dust arising from the storage of grain to explode in […]