Think More About Electrical Area Classification

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I was building skids for a process in Canada that involved a combustible dust and a flammable liquid; however, my customer wasn’t concerned that we were using general-purpose equipment. Nor was the company owner, the project manager or even the process lead — who should have known better. As an expert in electrical area classification (EAC), I was wondering where to begin with less than 90 hours available for the project. I endured questions like: “Can’t I just add a high temperature cut-off?” Nope, the solution has to be intrinsic. And “Why can’t we move the equipment away from the explosive hazard so we don’t have to buy that expensive intrinsically…

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