Class 1, Division 2 motors are used in areas where hazards are present only under unusual circumstances. They are crucial for industries where the normal operation of electrical equipment could cause ignition, leading to explosions or fires. These motors help promote personnel safety and protect valuable assets in high-risk environments.
Dietz Electric offers a diverse range of specialized motors, including those used in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations. Our commitment to quality and safety is reflected in our products, ensuring reliable performance across various applications.
What Are Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Locations?
Class I, Division 2 refers to a location that falls under one of the following criteria:
- It involves the handling, processing, or using of volatile flammable liquids or gases. However, they are typically enclosed within closed containers or systems. Escape is only possible during accidental rupture, breakdown, or abnormal equipment operation.
- It is a space where ignitable concentrations of gases or vapors are normally prevented through positive mechanical ventilation. Nevertheless, there is a potential hazard if the ventilation equipment fails or operates abnormally.
This motor classification commonly encompasses locations where volatile flammable substances are used. However, it is determined by the authority having jurisdiction that these locations would only become hazardous in case of an accident or unusual operating conditions.
Several factors are considered in determining each location’s classification and extent. These may include the quantity of dangerous material that could escape accidentally, ventilating equipment effectiveness, and total area.
Piping lacking valves, checks, meters, and similar devices typically does not introduce a hazardous condition, even when used for dangerous liquids or gases. Moreover, locations that store hazardous liquids or liquefied/compressed gases in sealed containers are generally not considered dangerous conditions.
Specialized Motors at Dietz Electric
Below are the types of specialized motors we provide, each meticulously crafted to meet the unique demands of diverse applications:
Class 1, Groups A, B, C, D, Division 2 Hazardous Location Motors
Dietz Electrical offers motors that fall into the Class 1, Groups A, B, C, D, Division 2 locations. These motors are tailored to handle distinct flammable substances such as acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene, and various other gases or vapors.
We carry products from leading manufacturers in the industry — including Elektrim, Brook Crompton, Siemens, TECO Westinghouse, and Hyundai — to guarantee strict compliance with NEC guidelines. This provides access to a diverse and high-quality selection of motors designed for use in concerning environments, ensuring that your operations remain safe and secure.
In-House Division 2 Hazardous Location Motors
Dietz Electric offers in-house produced Division 2 motors specifically tailored to meet the unique demands of hazardous environments. This non-agency-certified single-phase device features explosion-proof construction, prioritizing safety in potentially volatile settings. The traditional centrifugal switch is replaced with an intrinsically safe Sinpac solid-state switch. Meanwhile, the starting and running capacitors are integrated internally within the motor, enhancing performance efficiency and reliability.
What sets our in-house Division 2 motors apart is their design for cooler operation. We opted for a larger frame size or a higher rating, ensuring optimal performance and increased safety margins. Strictly adhering to Division 2 recommendations and best practices, these motors are engineered to meet the highest safety standards. Each motor features Dietz nameplates, displaying a Class 1, Division 2, Groups B, C, and D rating. This verifies their compatibility for use in environments with flammable substances.
Dietz Electric: A Trusted Supplier of Premium Hazardous Location Motors for Critical Operations
If you are looking for a trusted supplier and manufacturer of specialized electric motors, look no further than Dietz Electrical! As a broad-line stocking distributor, we maintain a substantial inventory, ensuring swift access to the products you need. Beyond distribution, we also have the expertise to repair all the products we offer.