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Industrial Flameproof Wiring for Hazardous Locations (Ex)

Flameproof wiring for industrial hazardous areas.

When working in hazardous areas where an explosive atmosphere is present, it is paramount that you can trust the precautions taken to safeguard any potential ignition points from electrical apparatus.

What is an Ex area?

Ex areas can be known by different names such as "Hazardous Locations", "Hazardous Areas" "Explosive Atmospheres", and the like and relate to areas where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion.

The modern day automation of industry has meant an increased need to use equipment in Ex areas. Such equipment is termed "Ex equipment" Where do you commonly find Ex equipment?

Protect hazardous locations using special wiring provided by Absolute Electrics.

Ex equipment in such areas include:

  • Automotive refuelling stations or petrol stations
  • Oil refineries, rigs and processing plants
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Printing industries, paper and textiles
  • Hospital operating theatres
  • Aircraft refuelling and hangars
  • Surface coating industries
  • Underground coalmines
  • Sewerage treatment plants
  • Gas pipelines and distribution centers
  • Grain handling and storage
  • Woodworking areas
  • Sugar refineries
  • Metal surface grinding, especially aluminium dusts and particles

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