Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
The explosion proof fans and blowers we offer are all class rated, ideal for hazardous environments where the removal of stale air is required for clean and safe working conditions. These ventilator fans and blowers are based on CFM ratings, built with explosion proof materials, and can clear air laden with toxic fumes or dust.
Our portable explosion proof fans and blowers are designed for hazardous applications requiring ventilation, including, but not limited to: clean rooms, laboratory hoods, oil refineries, grain mills, chemical plants, welding shops, chemical storage areas and battery changing areas. These industrial grade portable fans feature handles or wheels for easy transportation and workplace maneuverability. Explosion proof blowers are often used in conjunction with respirators, but it some cases, operators use the blowers to bring clean air in while pulling stale air out. Generally, operators can calculate the cubic feet of the work area and divide by the CFM to understand how often the explosion blower will clear the area of stale area.
Our surface mount explosion proof ventilation fans are constructed from cast aluminum to resist sparking further increasing the safety of the hazardous environment in which the fan is being utilized. An aluminum spark-resistant blade provides superior ventilation and air movement. These units are ideal for meeting cooling requirements for electronic cabinets, motor control cabinets, fume hoods, air filtration systems and heat exchangers.
Air circulation explosion proof fans include stand-mounted, wall or ceiling mounted, or beam-mounted options and are designed as a spot cooling fan for use in atmospheres that include flammable or explosive vapors, gas, or dusts. The non-sparking aluminum fan blades offer increased safety in hazardous locations.
Portable class rated evaporative coolers and chillers combines non-sparking fans and dry mist technology to cool class rated work areas that do not have access to traditional air conditioning. They are designed to be self-maintaining; therefore, operators will not need to interrupt their work to replace pads or clean the nozzles. Applications include Class I Division 2 areas, including oil rig floors, construction sites, and tank cleaning applications.
Our venturi style blowers remove hazardous fumes from underground storage tanks and are powered by compressed air. These styles of blowers have no moving parts and are suitable for use in high heat locations. They are available in a variety of sizes and CFM options.
Explosion proof ducts and accessories are available for our fans and blowers. We offer industrial connector cables, static conductive ducts, outlets, extension cords, receptacles and replacement fan motors for customization that complies with class ratings.
At Larson Electronics, we do more than meet your lighting needs. We also provide replacement, retrofit, and upgrade parts as well as industrial grade power accessories. Our craftsmen can custom build any lighting system and/or accessories to fit the unique demands of your operation. A commitment to honesty, quality, and dependability has made Larson Electronics a leader in the lighting and electronics business since1973. Contact us today at 800-369-6671 or message firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our custom options tailored to meet your specific industry needs.
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|12/17/18||Addressing Explosion Proof Classifications with Fans and Ventilation Systems|
Combustible work sites are classified (Class I, II or III and Division 1 & 2) based on the type of flammable substance, presence (frequent or occasional), accumulation levels and type of work conducted in the area. Because these factors are not constant, various sections of a flammable facility can take on different classifications. [...]
|09/18/17||Avoiding Transformer Fires and Explosions – Best Practices and Safety Guidelines|
In 2013, a coal-fired power plant in Georgia was rocked by a crippling explosion that injured three workers. During routine maintenance, a transformer caught on fire, resulting in damages to critical control rooms and other sections of the facility. [...]
|02/10/16||Benefits and Applications of Explosion Proof LED Lighting in Confined Spaces|
The complex and hazardous nature of confined spaces present numerous risks for workers. Because of this, many businesses that operate in hazardous locations make use of explosion proof lights to prevent the ignition of flammable gases and dust particles. LED technology has contributed to the features of explosion proof lights by making them more reliable, sturdy and cost-effective. [...]
|05/01/13||The Simple Basics of Hazardous Location Lighting Ratings|
Some of the most common terms encountered with industrial lighting designed for use in hazardous locations include, Explosion Proof, Intrinsically Safe, and Vapor Proof. As you can imagine, the first impression a layman gains just from an initial observation of the terms may be entirely different than what the term actually means. For instance, one of the most common misperceptions among those unfamiliar with industrial lighting is that lighting labeled as “Explosion Proof” is able to withstand [...]
|01/28/13||Explosion Proof and Intrinsically Safe Lighting in Confined Spaces|
Of all the equipment typically used within confined spaces, lighting is the most common. There are normally no integral light sources within confined spaces, and the limited access and sealed nature of most confined spaces greatly limits the amount of ambient light which can enter, thus workers must provide their own illumination. There are only two types of lighting which should be considered suitable for use within confined spaces, either equipment that is approved explosion proof, or certifi [...]
|12/27/12||Hazardous Location Classifications Schemes and Compliance|
The conditions intended for coverage under ATEX and Class/Division schemes involve work environments where potentially explosive or flammable gases, vapors, dusts and flyings such as wood chips are encountered and so are similar in their requirements. There are, however, clear differences which are manifested in how environments are classified which in the North American NEC based system are classed as Divisions and in the ATEX system as Zones. [...]
|12/05/12||Explosion Proof Protection Against Combustible Dusts|
One of the most serious dangers dusts pose, however, is the threat of fire or explosion if exposed to an ignition source. Almost any type of material, from iron to wheat, can become explosively flammable when ground into fine particulates, and in many cases little more than a spark is all that is needed to produce this ignition.
|11/07/12||United States Hazardous Location Device Testing and Certification|
Unlike electrical devices intended for use in typical commercial or household applications, equipment used in hazardous locations must prevent, prohibit, or otherwise mitigate the dangers posed by flammable gases, vapors and materials that can create an explosive atmosphere. In order for there to be a clear manner of ensuring the minimum amount of protection a device provides, it has been necessary for federal, state and local agencies to enact regulations [...]
|08/15/12||Hazardous Location Classification: Basic Class and Divisions Rundown|
Class 1 Division 2 locations are areas where flammable gases, liquids or vapors may be present under abnormal conditions such as during a container failure or accidental opening of a closed system. In these locations, gases and vapors are not normally present except within closed systems or in storage, but can become a hazard when they escape confinement and contaminate the ambient atmosphere.
|06/26/12||Combustible Dust: Fire and Explosion Prevention Requires a Comprehensive Approach|
The dangers of combustible dusts range from minor fires that can disrupt operations and potentially injure workers, to major explosions and conflagrations where entire facilities and surrounding properties are damaged or destroyed and fatalities occur. Since 1980 there have been at least 350 combustible dust explosions in the US, and some media reports put that number higher, with an average of 10 occurring every week. [...]