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Learn more about what constitutes a Hazardous Area for Scales and Balances.

Our application note defines hazardous areas and the conditions necessary for explosions to occur, highlighting the presence of flammable substances, an oxidizer, and a source of ignition as key requirements. The document explains two types of equipment protection: "explosion-proof," which confines explosions, and "intrinsically safe," which limits ignition energy. You will understand the importance of certification based on NEC classifications, substance classes, and temperature ratings as well as what classifications of Division 1 and Division 2 mean, and how you can address these challenges.

What is in it for you?

Learn about A&D’s solutions for hazardous areas: One solution targeted at lower capacity/higher resolution applications and another for heavier capacity/industrial applications. Both are Factory Mutual approved for Class I, Div I, Groups C&D, and Temperature T4 in the United States and Canada.

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