Hazardous area classification into Zones 0, 1 and 2 is an essential stage in identifying the type of hazardous area equipment you need. Although Zone 0 equipment is often specified where explosive gases are present frequently, there are other factors to consider. What factors determine a hazardous area? Here are five factors affecting hazardous area […]
The global market for hazardous area warning signals is set to exceed $2 billion by 2025, according to a report from QYResearch. Audible and visual warning signs for hazardous areas in particular are often designed not only to raise the alarm, but to contend with challenging conditions in their own right, without raising the risk […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the biggest risks of ignition or explosion in hazardous areas can be the presence of a high-voltage mains power supply, but with the correct control panels and distribution boards, there is no reason why this should lead to a dangerous spark in the presence of flammable fumes. Ex power supplies combined with surge […]
Robust demand from a variety of different industries is driving growth in shipments of thermostats for hazardous areas, according to Orbis Research. In their newly published Global Hazardous Location Thermostats Market Report, Orbis list some of the sectors placing increasing orders for hazardous area thermostats – ranging from pulp and paper mills, to grain elevators, […]
Heli decks have their own inherent hazards, but combined with the environment in which they operate – especially in the petrochemical industries, for example – they can further reinforce this need for the right hazardous area equipment.