MoE 3: Utilizing Intrinsically Safe & Explosion proof Hazardous Areas

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Date(s) - 04/21/2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Buffalo Marriot Niagara


Utilizing Intrinsically Safe & Explosion proof Hazardous Areas

Fritz will present on the challenges of dealing with hazardous areas and using selection the proper protection.

Topics will include:

Explosion Protection

  • Explosive Range
  • Prevention of Explosion
  • Eliminating of Ignition Sources
  • Flammability Triangle

Protection Principles

  • Safety Regulations
  • Design Regulations
  • Zone Classification
  • Explosion Parameters

Types of Protection

  • Enclosed break devices
  • Pressurized Enclosures
  • Encapsulation
  • Sealed devices
  • Non sparking devices
  • Intrinsically safety
  • Energy limitation
  • Flameproof enclosures


Relevant Documents you can use for reference

  • NEC® Electrical Code Article 500
  • NFPA 497-2012, Recommended Classification of Flammable Liquids and Gases
  •  ANSI/UL … Explosion Proof and Dust Ignition proof Electrical Equipment for use in Hazardous Location
  • IEC 60079 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres


This technical seminar will be presented by our technical writer Fritz Purkert.



Bookings are closed for this event.