Hazardous Area Information and Classifications

Hazardous Area Information and Classifications

What is a Hazardous Area?

Find out exactly what is and what isn't considered to be a Hazardous Area.

Zone Classifications

Different areas can be classified as different hazardous area zones. The zone classification will mean certain requirements for electrical equipment enclosures and lighting.

Gas and Dust Groups And Temperature Rating

Gas and dust groupings, along with temperature ratings combine to create a protection rating for an electrical enclosure or light within a Hazardous Area.

Enclosure on standard in hazardous location

Types of Protection for Electrical Equipment

All protection types have the pre-requisite of meeting the general requirements of IEC60079-0 – Explosive Atmospheres Part 0: Equipment – General requirements.