NFPA 496 Compliant Explosion Proof Pressurization SystemsJanuary 11, 2016
The National Fire Protection Association issues codes and standards to mitigate and reduce the risks of fires, explosions, and other disasters. NFPA Code 496 outlines the standards for the purge and pressurization of enclosures for the protection of electrical equipment. Often times, electrical equipment must be placed in hazardous locations as defined by NFPA 70, also known as the National Electric Code. Pressurization allows for the use of this electrical equipment in areas that it would normally not be rated for use. Safe Air Technology offers a wide array of explosion proof pressure blowers, which comply with both NFPA 496 and NFPA 70 NEC. Our PB-XPC Series Unit is a stand-alone explosion proof pressure blower that is engineered for severe duty use in offshore environments and refineries. The VACPB1 Series boasts an explosion proof vertical wall mount HVAC unit with an attached pressure blower module, which allows for the convenient optimization of performance and safety in a smaller footprint. Safe Air Technology also offers the VPACPB Series Explosion Proof Vertical Wall Mount or Base Mounted HVAC/ Pressurization System and PACPB Series Explosion Proof Packaged A/C and Room Pressurization System. The VPACPB Series and PACPB series can be custom designed to meet your needs for cooling capacity, pressurization, and unit footprint. Each of these pressurization options exceeds NFPA 496 standards for pressurization and NEC Articles 500-515 standards for electrical equipment in hazardous locations, making Safe Air Technology’s product line-up the ideal choice for Explosion Proof HVAC and Pressurization systems for chemical plants, refineries, and offshore platforms.