Hazardous area enclosures protect electrical components from possible damage, for example due to contact with corroding chemicals, but when you want to upgrade existing Zone 1 equipment, you want the installation process to be as fast and easy as possible.
Quick installation into an already existing location minimises the need for more extensive structural work and also reduces the time that maintenance workers and installation engineers have to spend inside the perimeter of the hazardous area itself.
One way to speed up retrofits of hazardous area enclosures is to make sure you buy equipment that conforms to standard industry sizes; that way, any existing fixtures and fittings should need little to no modification when you swap out your old exe enclosures for new ones.
The Hawke EA (Easy Access) range of exe enclosures is one example that meets this demand, with a sloped front face that provides 55% greater aperture for easy hand access during installation.
Each Hawke EA enclosure has a QR code affixed to it which, when scanned, gives your installation team more information about the product – this can be swapped for a unique item tag or identifier during installation, so that you can immediately include your new exe enclosure in planned maintenance schedules.