Basic principles of explosion protection. The classification of hazardous areas. Standards for electrical apparatus and systems in Zone 1. Grouping and classification of explosion protected electrical apparatus. Marking and selection of explosion protected apparatus. The different types of protection - constructional requirements. Analyzers and analyzer rooms. Testing explosion protected electrical equipment. Financial considerations - selecting explosion protected electrical equipment. Inspection, maintenance and repair of explosion protected equipment. Explosion protected apparatus for Zone 0 and Zone 2. Cable protection in coal mines and other areas hazardous due to combustibles. Bibliography. Index.
* Covers must-have information regarding IEC/CENELEC standards in electrical or hazardous area classification * Provides a clear overview of a complex area
This book was written for engineers, scientists, plant safety personnel, and students in the field of electrical engineering to provide them with an introduction to the basic principles of explosion protection of electrical equipment and the relevant protection techniques. It certainly fulfills its objectives as it presents much useful and practical information on various types of electrical equipment and protective measures used in industry. It will be more useful to engineers in the UK and Europe than for engineers in the US, but even these will benefit from it if they work for a multi-national corporation which has plants outside the US. - Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries "Groh discusses both theory and practice. The technical(mathematical) basis for explosion protection is well developed. The theory and practice are well illustrated with numerous figures and photographs of installations...I believe the book will be of significant interest to engineers in the field." - Journal of Hazardous Materials