Why explosion protection? Explosion protection for electrical and mechanical machinery is an important precautionary measure to ensure the safety of persons and all kinds of production, storage and distribution systems, when explosive mixtures of combustible gases, dusts and air may occur.
What does explosion protection achieve? Explosion protection can mean to generally prevent the ignition of an explosive mixture. Explosion protection can also be achieved by eliminating potential ignition sources in advance, e.g. high temperatures and sparking. In many trades and industries, combustible gases, vapours and dusts are handled which have the potential to cause explosions.
Examples of explosion hazards in various industries: