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The Use of a Control Drawing for an intrinsically Safe System

The Role of a Control Drawing A Control Drawing plays an important role in the  safe installation, operation, ...
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Update to CSA Standard No. 30: 2020 (Class I, Division 1)

CSA Standard C22.2 No. 30, which relates to explosion-proof electrical equipment, was recently updated. The newest edition, CSA ...
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Can the Temperature Code of an Electrical Device exceed the AIT of the representative gas in a hazardous location?

Electrical equipment generates heat when in use and hot surfaces can ignite explosive atmospheres.  It is therefore especially ...
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Certifying “Ex” Products for Use in the UK (UKCA mark)

What was the impact of Brexit on electrical product markings in the UK? Because the UK recently left ...
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Understanding the Differences Between the Protection Technique Known as” Explosionproof” or “Flameproof “

Some electrical devices, even when operating under normal conditions, can produce arcing and/or sparking.  If such a device ...
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Preventing Gas Explosions

We are all aware of the destruction that can be caused by gas explosions, so we need to ...
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Getting a Class I, Division 1 Marking for Hazardous Locations in North America

Hazardous locations” are those in which there is or may be an ignitable concentration of flammable gas (including ...
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Getting Zone and Class/division Markings in North America for IECEx Certified Products

IECEx is the only certification system available globally for equipment used in explosive atmospheres. Although IECEx certification is ...
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Equipment Assemblies in Hazardous Areas!

“Equipment assemblies” are defined in Clause 3.1 of IEC 60079-46 as a “pre-manufactured combination of Ex Equipment, together ...
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Don’t spend too much time and money on hazardous location certification!

Certification by an impartial third-party or certification agency is an attestation that relevant safety and performance standards have ...
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Class/ Division and Zone Ex Markings for Hazardous Locations in North America

Electrical equipment must carry the official mark or label of an accredited certifying agency, which indicates that the ...
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Certifications of North American Products for Dust Explosive Atmospheres

What is a “Dust Explosive Atmosphere”? Dust explosive atmospheres are locations that are hazardous due to the presence ...
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The Need for IECEx, ATEX and North American Certifications of Non-electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres

It is well known that electrical equipment that is to be installed where there is a source of ...
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ATEX Certification and CE Marking for Ex-Products

What is the ATEX Directive? ATEX is an acronym for ATmosphères EXplosibles, a regulatory framework for the manufacture, ...
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Getting an IECEx Equipment Certificate of Conformity (IECEx CoC)

Based on the Zone system of classification, IECEx Certification is one part of the IEC system available to ...
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Getting IECEx Zone 2 Certified Products into the North American Market

Electrical equipment to be used in a hazardous location (“Ex”) must be designed so that there are no ...
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Should an Ex nA marking on your product be changed to Ex ec?

When Standards change, manufacturers should be aware of the changes and should update their certifications accordingly.  A relatively ...
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Grounding of Metal Explosion-proof & Dust-tight Enclosures in Hazardous Areas

Grounding or earthing is necessary for electrical safety in non-hazardous locations as well as in hazardous locations. Grounding ...
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Hazloc Certification Acronyms

Certification by an impartial third-party or certification agency is an attestation that relevant safety and performance standards have ...
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