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Ex e VS Ex d Enclosures – What’s the difference?

Oct 25, 2019

What are explosion proof enclosures? Explosion proof enclosures are boxes that can be made of various materials, such as aluminium, stainless steel or sheet metal. The key purpose of these enclosures is to protect the surrounding environment outside the enclosure by having the ability to contain any sparks or explosions within the enclosure itself. The enclosure itself must also be heat resistant to high heat so that any fire does not escape the enclosure itself. T... Read More

Everything you need to know about Extra-Low Voltage (ELV) Systems

Oct 25, 2019

What are Extra-Low Voltage Systems (ELV)? Extra-Low Voltage means the voltage of electricity supply is in a range that is low enough that it does not carry any high risk of any high voltage electrical shock(s). The range of voltage that can be classified as Extra-Low Voltage is alternating current not exceeding 50 V AC and direct current not exceeding 120 V DC (ripple free). This is based on the standards as per EN 61558 or BS 7671. Therefore, Extra-Low Voltage S... Read More

What Are The Different Hazardous Area Classifications

Aug 27, 2019

What Are The Different Hazardous Area Classifications? If there are any electrical equipment that are installed in an area where the equipment would come into contact with flammable liquids/gases/vapors, ignitable fibers/flyings and combustible dusts, there would be a risk for fire and explosion. Such areas mentioned above that have possible risk due to explosive atmospheres are normally classified as hazardous areas or locations. There are 2 hazardous area classi... Read More

What is Trace Heating?

Jan 28, 2019

What is Trace Heating? Electrical trace heating refers to the process of maintaining or raising the temperature of pipes and vessels through specially engineered cables. During the winter season, temperatures are extremely cold and can fall below freezing levels. When this occurs, businesses can turn to trace heating as a solution to protect their important pipes and vessels from freezing at sub-zero temperatures. When temperatures drop to freezing levels, pi... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Explosion Proof Lighting

Dec 20, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Explosion Proof Lighting Explosion proof lighting is integral for any business that operates in hazardous environments, where potentially explosive gases and vapours are present. Employees working in a hazardous environment are constantly exposed to the threat of potential explosions that may occur if safety precautions are not implemented properly. Therefore, it is imperative for you to understand how explosion proof lighting can... Read More