Hazardous Area Lighting
Hazardous areas where the explosion risk is high exists in almost every process engineering plant. Strict rules apply to mitigate these risks and electrical luminaires is a vital part of the risk management. The use of explosion-proof (Ex) luminaires is mandatory in these areas and their classifications are based on zones according to their hazard potential.
Hazardous areas are explosive atmospheres created by gases, vapors and ignitable dusts or fibers. Typically they are present in installations as oil/gas rigs, processing refineries, chemical production facilities, flammable liquids storage facilities, fuel transportation, petrol stations, paint production, paper production etc.
For hazardous areas, it is important that the lighting product is designed for use in the actual area, and that operation and maintenance is according to the requirements.