Your ATEX and IECEx Reference Guide

Oct 07, 2021

Your ATEX and IECEx Reference Guide We created this guide to allow you to easily reference the different symbols and what the symbols mean in reference to ATEX/IECEx. You may find out more about ATEX/IECEx in another article here. Please see below and we hope this helps you. Explosion Proof Electrical Equipment Markings Explosion Groups Equipment Group and Category Temperature Type of Protection IP Protection Degree – EN 60529 Equipment Protec... Read More

Different approaches to explosion protection in hazardous areas

Aug 30, 2021

Introduction There are various methods to greatly reduce the risk of an explosion happening in hazardous areas. The key objective of these methods is to remove one (or more) components from the “Fire Triangle” and to prevent an explosion from occurring. The fire triangle as per below shows the 3 components needed for combustion and to prevent an explosion, these 3 components must not exist near each other. Source: Read More

What are terminal and control boxes

Jul 30, 2021

Introduction What are terminal and control boxes and their purpose? The main purpose is that terminal/control boxes house and protect electrical connection points for multiple wires. They come in various sizes and are made of various materials such as glass-reinforced polyester (GRP). For durability, stainless steel screws are usually used for any fixtures within the boxes. A key point is that these boxes are highly customizable with different sizes, different swi... Read More

All You Need To Know About Intrinsic Safety

Jun 24, 2021

What is Intrinsic Safety? Intrinsic safety is a safety method of designing electrical equipment whereby the equipment is safe to be operated in hazardous areas. Hazardous areas are areas where potential flammable vapours and gases may be present in the atmosphere and any spark generated by any electrical equipment may ignite the gases and cause an explosion/fire. Industrial equipment may be at risk of overheating, or any short-circuits may generate potential sparks... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Cable Tray Systems

Apr 30, 2021

What are cable tray systems? Cable trays are part of a cable tray system and provide the physical infrastructure/support for various cables such as for electricity or communication. Cable trays are open in nature and the wires within the tray are still accessible if necessary, for any maintenance. A cable tray system is made up of different cable trays to provide the necessary protection and support for the wires within. This system also allows easy access to the... Read More