Worksite Lighting, a supplier of explosion-proof lights and temporary power distribution equipment, has released a free white paper on Offshore Technology, detailing the use electrical equipment in different classes of hazardous locations.

In North America, hazardous locations are separated into three classes or types based on the explosive characteristics of the materials. The Classes or type of material is further separated into divisions or zones based on the risk of fire or explosion that the material poses. The zone system has three levels of hazard versus the division system’s two levels.

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