Application of Hazard Location Lighting
Hazard location lighting, such as explosion-proof sight glass lights, is vital in industries where hazardous conditions exist. These are environments where the potential for explosion is elevated due to flammable gases, vapors, dust, or fibers. Industries frequently requiring hazard location lighting include oil and gas, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, power generation, and food & beverage manufacturing.
Hazard location lighting, like our explosion-proof sight glass lights, illuminates vessel sight glass viewports, dedicated light ports, or flow indicators. This enhanced visibility allows operators to monitor processes safely and effectively. Our lights are environmentally sealed and designed to operate safely without providing a spark that might ignite an explosive environment.
Difference Between Class 1 and Class 2 Explosion Proof
In the world of hazard location lighting, “Class” refers to the nature of the hazardous material present in the environment. Classifications are governed by the National Electrical Code (NEC) in the United States or comparable standards elsewhere.
Class 1 explosion-proof lighting is necessary in areas where flammable gases or vapors may be in sufficient quantities to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures. These locations typically include petroleum refineries, gasoline storage or dispensing areas, and dry cleaning plants, to name a few.
On the other hand, Class 2 explosion-proof lighting is designed for environments hazardous due to combustible dust. Examples include grain elevators, coal processing plants, or manufacturing plants that generate substantial dust, such as sugar refineries and paper mills.
At L.J. Star, we offer a range of explosion-proof lighting solutions, from traditional halogen to LED and fiber optic. All meet UL or ATEX requirements, ensuring they are suited to these specific hazardous environments. By adhering to these rigorous standards, we remain committed to delivering products that enhance safety and efficiency in your manufacturing processes.