A hazardous area comes across as an explosion-prone place wherein exclusive precautions ought to be taken with regards to installation, construction, and usage of potential sources of ignition. Hazardous area equipment market is driven by verticals such as petroleum refineries, grain handling, chemical plants, oil & gas, sewage treatment, aircraft hangars, spray painting shops, and petrol depots.
“IEC 60079” is a group of standards being set by IEC (International Electrochemical – Commission), Australia with respect to electrical equipment in the atmosphere prone to explosive dust and gas. As such, the APAC is the leading player in the hazardous area equipment market and is expected to rule the roost in the near future as well. The other factor driving the growth of the market in the APAC includes upswing of construction industry.
The products attributed to the growth of hazardous area equipment market include lighting products, sensors, dire alarms/call points, cable accessories and glands, process instruments, industrial controls, motors, strobe beacons, audible and visual combination kits. The audience most affected by hazardous area equipment market include research/consultancy firms, system integrators, technology investors, software solution providers, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), semiconductor component suppliers, technology investors.
Generally, gas hazards come from hydrocarbons; but ammonia and hydrogen are flammable. Accordingly, the classification is done.
- Class 1, Division 1 classified locations
This is a region where flammable concentrations of liquids, vapors, or gases could exist every time of for some time; that too, under usual operating conditions. This area does encompass Zone 1 and Zone 0 regions area where flammable liquids or solids do exist in the larger proportion even in room temperature.
- Class Division 2 or Zone 2 classifications
This is the region where flammable liquids or solids do not exist in normal temperature.
Likewise we have Class 2, Class 3. Inorganic expansion on the part of key players is likely to boost the market in the upcoming period.