What it is: Environmental-control equipment designed and tested to ensure it does not initiate an explosion. This is often referred to as “severe duty” equipment. This should not to be confused with “blast proof” which implies a design that can withstand certain levels of explosions.
Why it matters: Explosions can be caused by a variety of sources (arcing, heat generation, etc.). Equipment that generates significant amounts of heat requires a heat-exhaust method, while equipment subject to an environment with ignitable vapors, gases, dust, or other material requires absolute separation of sparking devices and volatile gases to prevent explosions. Air Innovations works within a wide range of environments to create an explosion-proof design for any customer working in similar environments.