Safety issues are a serious concern for inherently dangerous industrial environments. Industrial facilities contain hazardous conditions such as flammable substances, extreme temperatures, and airborne contaminants. These dangerous conditions, combined with certain types of electrical equipment, can lead to fires or explosions.
For hazardous, explosion-prone environments, explosion proof enclosures are crucial for protecting electrical components such as lasers. Laser-View Technologies designs and sells Explosion Proof Enclosures specifically for Dimetix lasers that are being used in hazardous environments.
Safety Concerns in Hazardous Industrial Environments
Every year, an average of 37,000 fires occur at industrial and manufacturing facilities. They can harm employees, cause damage to equipment, and result in property loss. Some of the most common causes are combustible dust, flammable liquids and gasses, and electrical hazards.
As a result, special consideration must be given to design and construction in hazardous areas as a precaution to eliminate ignition sources. There are many types of protection for electrical instruments in a hazardous area, with the goal of providing safety from an ignition.
Protective Enclosures for Long Distance Lasers
One solution to protect electrical components from harm in hazardous environments are explosion proof enclosures. These boxes are constructed to contain the explosion caused by gases, vapors, dust, and other materials in the atmosphere. The Explosion Proof Enclosure is designed and sold by Laser-View Technologies for use with Dimetix D-Series long-distance lasers.
Examples of hazardous environments suitable for this accessory include:
- Chemical Plants
- Waste Water Treatment Plants
- Coal Fired Power Plants
- Bulk Material Handling
Our Explosion Proof Enclosures meet several safety requirements and operating guidelines for potentially dangerous or explosive areas. They are UL, CSA, and ATEX certified. Laser-View Classified Area housings are rated for both gas (CL1) and dust (CL2) atmospheres.
It is important to note the approvals, compliances, and certifications apply to the enclosure itself, rather than the laser unit. The container is NEMA 4X rated and engineered as a two-chamber enclosure to segregate laser and power/control components.
Key Features include:
- NEMA 4X standard for outdoor/washdown applications
- Dual-sided instrument enclosure keeps power supply and laser in separate chambers
- Non-corrosive materials
- Approvals, Compliances, & Certifications
- Approvals: UL, CSA (Canada), and FM Atex
- Compliances: NEC Class 1, Div 1&2 (Groups B,C,&D), Class II, Div 1&2 (Groups E,F,&G); NEMA 7&9 (Optional 3, 4X), Atex
- Certifications: Atex certificate number: FM09ATEX0073U
For ease of installation, the exproof housings fit on our adjustable mount base. Click here to view the explosion proof data sheet.
Simple electrical connections are made without removing the laser from its housing. Convenient terminals blocks are available for serial, analog, and Ethernet communications.
Enhance reliability and protect lasers in hazardous areas with our explosion proof solutions.