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WHAT IS HAC
A hazardous area may be defined as an area in which an explosive atmosphere is, or may be expected to be, present in quantities such as to require special precautions for the construction, installation and use of electrical apparatus.

Area classification is a method of analysing and classifying the environment where explosive gas atmospheres may occur so as to facilitate the proper selection an installation of apparatus to be used safely in that environment, taking into account gas groups and temperature classes.


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REFERENCES CODES
National and international codes give relevant requirements to comply with.

This section lists, shows and compares european and U.S. codes for HAC.

 

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