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Are Bathroom Fans Explosion-Proof?

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Are Bathroom Fans Explosion-Proof? If you need to install a bathroom fan, the question of whether or not it can blow up typically won't come to mind. However, if you need to install it in a factory or other facility that has explosive fumes, everything changes. Then, you have to be extra-conscious of any possible sources of sparks or heat – even in rooms that aren't in or even near the main working area. This is because fumes travel easily, and can end up in contact with devices far from their source. One potential source of sparks is indeed the...

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Using Confined Space Blowers When the Area Contains Hazardous Materials

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When you need ventilation in a confined space, and the area contains hazardous materials, the type of blower fan you choose matters.  Whether you are providing ventilator fans for a paper plant or you need to remove dangerous fumes that may be flammable from a tank, you have to find the right products to keep you and your employees safe. Keep Air Clean Within a Work Space Ventilating a work space maters. When the space is tight and the materials within the space contain dangerous or flammable chemicals or fumes, ventilators and other equipment that are labeled intrinsically safe, hazardous...

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Where Does This Fan Go? Proper Placement for Explosion Proof Fans

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Where Does This Fan Go? Proper Placement for Explosion Proof Fans The primary function of an Explosion Proof fans is to draw air out of a room to keep combustible fumes from accumulating. Exhaust fans are valuable in areas such as warehouses, plant, mills, spray booths, tanks, or other confined spaces where ignitable fumes and dust can gather quickly. Exhaust fans used in a hazardous location are built with components that must be explosion proof, spark proof, or intrinsically safe. The fan itself must be a non-sparking unit. Wall Mounted and Roof Mounted Explosion Fans Exhaust Fans There are essentially two...

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How to Shop for Explosion Proof Circulating, Cooling & Exhaust Fans

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While proper ventilation is essential for industrial work areas, it can sometimes pose a challenge for a hazardous location with flammable fumes or liquids. A number of these substances can ignite with friction from the moving parts in fans, motors and cooling equipment; these unique scenarios call for intrinsically safe or explosion proof fans. Where do you start in selecting a spark proof fan? These guidelines help to simplify the process. Tip #1: Select the right fans for your classified areas.  Before you begin shopping spark proof fans, do your homework first to determine which kind of class, division, and group your hazardous location is under. The National Fire...

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