This system helps determine which lighting fixtures, electrical fixtures, electrical fittings, plugs & receptacles, control stations, distribution panels are best for your project. Each component has to be designed for use in hazardous locations.
For example, a hazardous location lighting fixture shows it meets the following standards: Class 1, Div 1, 2, Groups C, D. From this you can determine that this fixture is designed for safe use in hazardous locations containing gases, vapors or liquids, that are normally and accidentally present, from the ether, etc., and hydrocarbons, fuels, and solvents group.
Knowing which Division your project falls under can save you time and money in the long run. It ensures that you will receive the correct electrical package for your shelter. If you try to use one switch, fixture or receptacle that does not have the appropriate hazardous location rating, it negates the hazardous location rating of all the other components in the system and compromises the safety of your project.
At Shelter Works, it’s our job to ensure something like that never happens, so we want to hear all about the applications, environment and/or special circumstances for your next project. Let one of our Sales Engineers help you ensure the safety and compliance of your most critical field equipment sales!