The Most Versatile Ex Component

09/12/2017

The Most Versatile Ex Component

It is THE core product of almost all multinational Hazardous Area Equipment manufacturers.

 

It is THE core product of almost all multinational Hazardous Area Equipment manufacturers.

Analysis of Important Parameters  of Hazardous-Area-Safe enclosure

(What follows is not factual about the fabrication process which is employed by today’s industry to make Hazardous-area-safe enclosures )

Nature of the Material of the Enclosure

1. Non-Metallic

 

2. Metallic

The material of the enclosure will reveal the nature of the TYPE TESTES , specially the PRESSURE TEST.

It is logical to conclude that the metallic enclosure can withstand the over-pressure of an internal explosion ,as compared to a non-metallic enclosure .

The tests of ability of the enclosure to withstand pressure is stated in details in IEC 60079-1-(Edition 2014) Section 15.2.2 & 15.2.3

(1.5 times the reference pressure – Section 15.2.3.3)

This test marks the boundary between Ex d & Ex e

Source: https://expeltec.com/2017/08/08/the-most-versatile-ex-component/

 

 

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