Spring Cleaning Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC Systems

Spring is upon us, meaning it is prime time to clean your HVAC system! As we approach more mild weather, heating and cooling systems should not be used at their maximum capacity. This in-between season is a great time to have your system serviced and cleaned of dust, debris, or any other general maintenance. By keeping your unit clean, you preserve the longevity of your system’s lifespan and prevent contamination of indoor air. At Safe Air Technology, we work to provide explosion proof HVAC equipment to meet the needs of today and the future. By ensuring your system is in good working condition, your organization can have peace of mind.

When cleaning an industrial HVAC unit, all internal components should be inspected and cleaned. A good HVAC maintenance checklist should be as followed:

  • Keep your building clean, accumulated dust will be recirculated
  • Ensure all ducts are flowing freely, with nothing blocking or excess dirt
  • Make sure outside HVAC unit is free of leaves or other debris
  • Pay attention to any possible performance issues (i.e. weak airflow)


The more people in your facility means the more you need to change your air filters. Operating your commercial HVAC equipment with a dirty or clogged air filter can result in damage to your system and to people’s health. By changing filters on a regular basis, you can prevent significant monetary losses from the rising energy costs of a poorly-functioning unit. While a dirty HVAC system does not necessarily produce unhealthy air, it could cause serious issues to people with respiratory issues, autoimmune disorders, or environmental/seasonal allergies.

Another component of industrial HVAC systems that often goes overlooked are drain pans. These should be cleaned frequently to prevent water accumulation that could lead to mold and bacteria growth. If a drain pan issue goes unnoticed, it could result in serious damage to your HVAC system.

Safe Air Technology is Your Premier Explosion Proof Air Conditions & HVAC Systems Manufacturer


Safe Air Technology specializes in the custom designing, engineering, and manufacturing of explosion-proof HVAC systems. Built to last, our professional staff will equip you with the tools and tricks to properly care for your industrial HVAC system! With over 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing quality industrial HVAC units and explosion proof HVAC systems, you can rest assured that every piece of equipment that we engineer is guaranteed to meet all N.E.C. and I.E.C. classifications. Give us a call or check out our extensive inventory online today!

Why Do Industries Use Explosion-Proof HVAC Systems?

Why Do Some Industries Use Explosion-Proof HVAC Systems?

Industries all across the globe employ explosion-proof HVAC systems to provide safety in conditions of working environments that are regularly exposed to flammable products or flames. Whether they are exposed to dust, gas/vapor, metal shavings, or any other airborne particles, using explosion-proof systems reduces the risk of tightening and causing the spread of fire throughout the facility. Like standard HVAC equipment, these explosion-proof systems allow for temperature control and humidity control, but with the added benefit of tolerance for high temperatures and/or volatile materials. As safety is a top priority, so is finding the most trusted, safe explosion-proof HVAC system for your on or offshore business.

Which Industries Utilize Explosion-Proof HVAC Systems?

Explosion-Proof HVAC systems are a need for a wide array of different businesses and industries worldwide. Explosion-proof HVAC systems find regular use in the following industries:

  • Aerospace and Military/Defense Industries
  • Oil/Gas Industry
  • Milling Industry
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries
  • And More!

Since all of the above industries regularly perform activities in environments with flames or volatile materials it is critical that they utilize explosion-proof equipment to maintain safety procedures and standards and keep their operators safe. Any spark or extreme heat produced near equipment can result in utter disaster, which is why it’s so important that all equipment, devices, and systems are designed and built to be explosion-proof. At Safe Air Technology, we offer our explosion-proof HVAC systems globally, for industries & businesses like refineries, chemical plants, drillships, and more. With over 60 years of experience, we are confident that we can deliver whatever your industry demands.

Our Explosion-Proof HVAC Solutions at Safe Air Technology

Safe Air Technology specializes in the custom designing, engineering, and manufacturing of explosion-proof HVAC systems. Safe Air Technology is the leading creator of industrial HVAC equipment across the world. We are experts in the field of explosion-proof heating or cooling systems. Every piece of equipment that we engineer is guaranteed to meet all N.E.C. and I.E.C. classifications. If you choose to work with us, you’ll have some of the best engineers in the industry supporting your project.

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Benefits Of a Custom HVAC System From Safe Air Technology

While standard, off-the-shelf solutions can often meet most HVAC system needs, there are several advantages of investing in one of our custom solutions. These include:

  • Simplify Your HVAC Solutions With Custom Builds
  • Get Affordable, Quality HVAC Equipment
  • Forget the MiddleMan – Production & Fulfilment Happens With Us!
  • Experience Top-Notch Customer Service
  • Partner With Highly-Trained Industry Leaders

We design and manufacture custom systems for our customers with unique needs that are not met by an off-the-shelf explosion-proof product. Our custom explosion-proof HVAC systems are designed to meet your precise performance standards and specifications. Our team of expert engineers aims to prevent catastrophic events in major industrial facilities by providing safe, explosion-proof equipment. Contact us today to get started on your custom Explosion-Proof HVAC Systems!

Guide to Explosion Proof HVAC Systems

When working in an industry using heavy machinery and large manufacturing processes, it’s important to have assurance that your equipment will not only keep your product safe, but keeps people safe. At Safe Air Technology, we specialize in explosion proof HVAC equipment that ensures the safety of your workplace, so you can focus on your industry. At Safe Air Technology, we have years of experience in providing safe HVAC equipment, let our expertise work for you! Our primary clientele ranges from military and aerospace, to oil and pharmaceutical industries. Regardless of your industry, our company promises safe and reliable equipment whether it be an explosion proof air conditioner to a complete air filtration and heat ventilation system.

LOG project completed ahead of schedule and with the highest level of HVAC quality

What are explosion-proof systems?

What exactly makes an HVAC system explosion proof? According to the National Electrical Code (NEC), something that is “explosion proof” must be able to contain any explosions that originate within their enclosure, effectively preventing them from causing a larger explosion. Our products are in accordance with the NEC and allow for humidity and temperature control PLUS the tolerance and filtration of volatile materials. Volatile materials such as gas, dust, or other airborne particles can prove to be deadly when a workplace environment is regularly exposed to flammable materials. Our products offer a safe solution at a competitive price while maintaining that our quality is top notch. We make sure that your project focuses on quality, pricing, and on-time delivery when making your project successful.

We provide our explosion proof HVAC systems globally, ranging from refineries, chemical plants, drill ships, and more, we are more than confident that we will be able to accommodate whatever your industry demands. Let our 60 years in the industry bring peace of mind to your project. We are a team of over 60 individuals, each in exceptional departments that together put us at the top of our field. We have four manufacturing facilities with specialized equipment that ensures your product is assembled and follows our promise of quality, pricing, and on-time delivery.

When designing your project, we offer certified project drawing by request, ensuring that our HVAC system is the right fit for your location. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our products and installation. Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of Baton Rouge, and we have a plethora of international contacts as well. When choosing HVAC equipment that is reliable and safe, choose Safe Air Technology!

5 Reasons to Choose Safe Air Technology for Your HVAC Needs

Safe Air Technology is the leading creator of industrial HVAC equipment across the world. We are experts in explosion proof heating or cooling systems, and every piece of equipment that we engineer is guaranteed to meet all N.E.C. and I.E.C. classifications. If you choose to work with us, you’ll have some of the best engineers in the industry supporting your project. Want to know more? Take a moment to learn about some of the other benefits of partnering with our team.

Simplify Your HVAC Solutions

Safe Air Technology provides custom industrial heating, cooling, and pressurization solutions. This means that your business doesn’t have to shop around for the perfect system– we’ll build it for you!

Get Affordable, Quality HVAC Equipment

Our Explosion Proof Products are designed to provide you with a quality, safe solution at a competitive price. We only use state of the art equipment in our facilities to design high quality explosion proof HVAC equipment.

Forget the Middle Man

Each of our facilities specializes in an assigned product line and is fully equipped for production, testing, and timely delivery of your explosion proof HVAC project. Production and fulfillment happens through us. No middle man means no inflated prices.

Experience Top-Notch Customer Service

Our customers say it best: “The commitment to the process, the iterations of design and the timely responses are first class. SAT is one the best manufacturers I have ever dealt with!” We are proud to provide nothing less than an excellent experience for each of our customers.

Partner With Highly-Trained Industry Leaders

With over 47 years of experience in designing and manufacturing quality explosion proof hearing, cooling, and pressurization systems, Safe Air Technology understands that your needs can change rapidly. That’s why you can count on us to create innovative, lasting industrial HVAC solutions that meet your needs now and for years into the future.

Contact us to learn more! Or check our our products!

Benefits of Industrial HVAC Solutions

Explosion-proof industrial HVAC systems solve your building’s thermoregulatory needs. Similar to the unit in your home, industrial HVAC systems are capable of cooling or heating an entire building, at a fraction of the cost. Due to its energy efficiency, it gives you the ability to lower and control your utility bill, saving you a fortune year to year. This control over the internal climate also helps create a more work-friendly environment by not allowing the building to become uncomfortably cold or hot. These systems also have multiple layers of filters within them helping to sterilize the air, creating a safer working environment as well.

Additionally, these systems often can be completely customized based on your needs, without compromising on quality or price. The HVAC systems offer capacities from one to two-hundred tons, as well as protection from hazardous environments, as it pertains to both NEC and IEC codes related to NFPA 70 Article 500-505 for Hazardous Environments. As a result of the complexity of an HVAC system, they are often required to be certified and code compliant, giving an extra layer of peace of mind.

In order to become an HVAC technician you must spend a minimum of five years training. This requirement creates a class of expert technicians and professional engineers not seen in other industries. The experts at Safe Air Technology are able to build your system to order and quickly deliver the unit because of their familiarity with the system. They then service the unit for the rest of its life helping to maintain its original quality. When you buy one of our industrial HVAC units, you also buy a team with sixty years of experience behind it.

Learn more about the different HVAC systems we build, or contact our team today to receive a quote for your custom heating, cooling, or pressurization system today.

Safe Air Technology’s Atex and IECEX HVAC systems

Safe Air Technology is pleased to announce that our company will be working with Artidor Explosion Safety B.V. on a joint venture project for Sternax, a prestigious client that we have been working closely with. Mr. Kumar Head of Operations for our Middle East Office will be heading the project and working directly with Mr. Ratcliff ( SAT President & CEO ) so that the project is handle with great care. Safe Air Technology would like to thank Sternax for all the hard work on the project. We look forward to working with you and in building our relationship with you for the future.



Safe Air Technology Returns to Business Following Louisiana Floods


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Safe Air Technology is pleased to announce a full return to operation on Monday August 22, 2016 following the devastation of the 2016 Louisiana Flood. In the aftermath of the flood, Safe Air Technology put our operations on a brief hold for the week of August 15 through August 20 to allow our team to focus on recovery efforts in the Baton Rouge area. Many of our employees, clients, and vendors, as well as their families and neighbors were impacted by the recent flooding experienced throughout the state. Our primary manufacturing facility experienced minor damage from the rising waters, but through the efforts of our team, community and family, we are able to return to normal operation this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of those that have been impacted by this catastrophic event.


The creed of Safe Air Technology is “Keeping Industry Safe for the World.” However, during these trying times, we extend our focus on keeping the community and those impacted safe. We appreciate the numerous calls, well wishes, and prayers that we have received from each of you within our business network. We ask that you join us at this time with thoughts and prayers directed toward the many families and businesses that have been impacted by this event, and continue to direct those thoughts and prayers during the ongoing recovery process throughout Louisiana.


Please contact Safe Air Technology at (225) 303-0007 or by email at sales@explosionproof.net for more information on our capabilities, engineering services, and custom and standard HVAC/R Systems.

SAT to Design Extreme High Ambient Split Systems

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Safe Air  Technology has been contracted to perform the engineering, design, and manufacturing of multiple Extreme High Ambient Explosion Proof Split Systems. These systems have been designed to provide comfort cooling not only at extreme high ambient conditions,but also to maintain stable comfort cooling parameters inside of the conditioned area in the event of large temperature swings. This type of stability under extreme temperature conditions is crucial to the operations of our clients throughout the industrial and petrochemical industries.


The air-cooled condensing units for these split systems have been custom designed to provide efficient heat rejection for operation in ambient temperatures exceeding 140o F (60o C). Each component was carefully selected by our engineering team to ensure optimum performance in these extreme high ambient conditions; while also adhering to limited space constraint requirements and an NEC Hazardous Location Classification of Class I, Group C & D, Division 2, T3.


Although the air handler units will operate in a non-classified location, they have been custom engineered to guarantee compatibility with the custom explosion proof high ambient condensing units. The custom design process of the air handler units also took into account the limited space available for mounting inside of the building.


The custom air handler and custom explosion proof high ambient condensing unit will be controlled through a controls package that has been specifically designed to operate the complex mechanisms required for high ambient operation.


These projects serve as just a few examples of the Custom Explosion Proof HVAC and Refrigeration Systems offered by Safe Air Technology. Our engineering team has the capability to design systems for cooling operation in ambient temperatures ranging from -40o F to 140o F (-40o C to 60o C) and would love the opportunity to work with you on your project. For more information on our capabilities, please contact Safe Air Technology at 225-303-0007 or by email at sales@explosionproof.net.

Shell Auger Skid A Explosion Proof Freezer Successfully Passes FAT Testing

Safe Air Technology is proud to announce that Skid A Explosion Proof Freezer of the Shell Auger Offshore Platform Project has successfully passed Factory Acceptance Testing and Shell Inspection and Testing Protocol. Skid A has been shipped from the Safe Air Technology Manufacturing Facility and is currently being staged for installation and startup on Shell’s Auger Platform.

Auger Skid A consists of two freezer boxes with 100% redundant split explosion proof freezer systems for each box. These split type freezer systems consist of an SAT CULT Series Low Temperature Condensing Unit, an SAT UCXPC Low Temperature Unit Cooler, and all controls necessary for operation of the system. DSC_0162

All equipment on Auger Skid A Explosion Proof Freezer was engineered, manufactured, and certified to be rated for Class I, Division 2, Groups C & D Hazardous Locations as dictated by NFPA 70, National Electric Code, Articles 500-515. Defrosting of the UCXPC Low Temperature Unit Cooler Coils is achieved by using the Division 2 Approved Reverse Cycle Defrost Process. Reverse Cycle Defrost allows for a thorough and efficient defrosting of frozen Unit Cooler Coils in severe duty and hazardous location applications.

Auger Freezer Skid A will serve offshore alongside Auger Freezer Skid B. Auger Freezer Skid B completed manufacturing, testing, and certification in early February 2016. Auger Freezer Skid B is also designed to operate in severe offshore conditions and Class I, Division 2, Group C and D Hazardous Locations. Auger Skid B featured a Low Temperature Freezer Box and a Medium Temperature Refrigeration Box that serves as a thawing unit for the offshore platform.

Links to the Youtube Videos of Auger Skid A’s Loading and Shipping Process are Below:

Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK_B2ngqS-o

Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5CcqRiua0

Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbhwIRgnFxw

Part 4- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ipzoM1go7c

These projects serve as just a few examples of the Custom Explosion Proof Refrigeration, Freezer, and HVAC Systems offered by Safe Air Technology. For more information on our product offering and capabilities, please contact Safe Air Technology at 225-303-0007 or by email at sales@explosionproof.net