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Explosion Proof Devices and the Code

Explosion Proof Devices and the Code

There are stringent codes governing the use of electrical equipment and components in potentially flammable atmospheres. But, let's start with a few definitions.

Two terms that sometimes get confused are explosion-proof and intrinsically safe. Though similar, they are not identical. While the intent of both is to prevent ignition or explosion of flammable atmospheres, how they go about it is handled differently.

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