What are hazardous locations? What do the different types of hazardous location classes mean? What are the different types of hazard protection? Find out in Rittal’s hazardous locations white paper.
The Explosion Triangle
This triangle illustrates the three basic ingredients necessary for combustion to occur. In hazardous locations, the fuel source can be in the form of flammable vapors, liquids, gases, combustible dust or fibers with the oxidizer being oxygen in the surrounding air. With these two ingredients present in their most easily ignitable concentration and the introduction of sufficient electrical or thermal energy, ignition will result.