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BASICS OF EXPLOSION PROTECTION

BASICS OF EXPLOSION PROTECTION

HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS


Hazardous locations are defined as premises, buildings or parts thereof where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to the presence of flammable gases
or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dusts, or easily ignitable fibers or flyings.
Although, flammable gases, vapors and combustible dusts exist almost everywhere, fortunately, they are present only in minute quantities. Simply because
flammable gasses or vapors, or combustible dusts are present, there is not necessarily a hazardous location. The quantities or concentrations must be sufficient to
present a potential explosion hazard.
The electrical codes that deal with these types of hazardous locations areas do not deal with materials such as high explosives, such as dynamite,
munitions, or fireworks. Other rules and regulations deal with areas involving these materials