Explosion Proof Platform Scales
Safe, Accurate and Versatile Weighing Solutions for Hazardous Areas
An explosion-proof platform scale is a weighing solution designed to weigh up to 600 kg (1000 lbs) and approved for use in classified hazardous areas by regulatory authorities. Hazardous area scales provide safe, efficient and reliable weighing in potentially explosive environments.
Hazardous Area Safety Competence Guide
Safety is crucial for businesses that operate in potentially explosive environments. The free comprehensive guide provides you with extensive knowledge about explosion protection methods, standards and regulations and installation, operation and maintenance of weighing equipment in hazardous areas. Read more
Hazardous Area Equipment Marking Poster
Easy and quick identification of markings and protection methods can help operators ensure weighing equipment complies with appropriate regulatory hazardous area standards. A Poster provides a structured overview on global electrical labeling standards, hazardous-area classifications and equipment ignition-protection types. Read more
Intrinsic Safety White Paper
Intrinsic Safety is the protection method of choice when it comes to ensuring process safety while improving production efficiency. The white paper explains the principles of the Intrinsic Safety protection method and discusses the advantages it has for weighing applications in hazardous areas. Read more
Safe and precise weighing with ICS426x, ICS466x and IND560x
In potentially explosive areas, safety is mandatory. Weighing in Zone 1/21 hazardous areas often asks for compromises on either accuracy or functionality to create this safety. Not anymore. Our new line of high-precision scales are easy to use and safe to operate. Read more
How to Weigh Accurately in Industrial Environments
The PBK9 bench and PFK9 floor scales combine unmatched precision with robust construction. This is the first range of industrial weighing platforms that provides a reliable resolution of up to 750,000 divisions with weighing capacities ranging from 600 grams to 3 tons. Read more
What are explosion-proof platform scales? What are hazardous area platform scales?
An explosion-proof scale or hazardous area scale is approved for use in classified hazardous areas by regulatory authorities. Explosion-proof scales and hazardous area scales provide safe, efficient and reliable weighing in potentially explosive environments.
What makes an explosion-proof platform scale safe?
A scale is considered safe when the user has done an equipment risk assessment by identifying the type and duration of the explosion risk and then selected the correctly designed and approved equipment. Equipment, such as scales, needs to be approved and manufactured according to all relevant standards, which includes an approved maintenance plan for continued service.
What is meant by explosion-proof?
Explosion proof electrical equipment can contain an explosion and extinguish the flame.
What is the difference between explosion-proof and intrinsically safe?
Explosion-proof equipment is designed so that should an explosion occur, then it will be contained with an adequate enclosure. Intrinsically safe equipment is designed by limiting the energy of sparks and surface temperature in order to inhibit an explosion from occurring.
What is a Class 1 Division 1 hazardous area?
Class I Division 1 hazardous areas are locations that are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC) Handbook with articles 500, 501, 502, 503, 505, and 506. Class I locations are those in which flammable gases or vapors are present in the air in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures (NEC 501). Division 1 is a subset of Class I and is classified as an area where the explosive or flammable gases, vapors or liquids mentioned above can exist under normal, everyday operating conditions.
What is a Zone 2 hazardous area?
Zones are classified by the National Electric Code (NEC) and described in article 505. One characteristic of Zone 2 areas is when ignitable concentrations of flammable gases or vapors are not normally present, but could be present in certain cases that are clarified in the NEC standards. Zones are also classified by ATEX 1999/92/EC Directive based on the frequency and duration of the occurrence of the explosive atmosphere. Zone 2, according to ATEX 1992/92/EC Directive, is when an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur infrequently or for short periods of time.
What is explosion-proof wiring?
For explosion-proof wiring, which is required in Div 1, conduits and gaskets are required. They are used to isolate the circuit from hazardous gases. In sequences, a gasket is attached to the conduit as a fixture into which you can pour sealant. This setup prevents the gases from flowing into the cable conduit and entering uncontrolled areas.