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Vulnerable companies special lighting technology to protect against accidents during production the risk may often go unnoticed: A dust layer is deposited on an electric motor. The engine overheated, in the dust formed a nest of embers. Now, a draft is sufficient to trigger a dangerous dust explosion. But not only dust, also, vapors, or gases can lead to explosions. Mainly farms, chemical companies and wood processing industry, but also metal and plastic processing companies, which are often not aware of the risk are at risk. Danger above all on production and filling plants, as well as in silos and other storage sites. Electrical equipment can cause explosions by sparks or hot surfaces. Therefore, the lighting in hazardous establishments must meet high safety standards.

Explosion-proof lights – short: ex-lights – a major contribution to the protection of staff and facilities. The application of ex lighting is amongst others by the European ATEX Directive 94/9/EC regulated. It lays down essential requirements for products which are used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The operational safety Ordinance (BetrSichV) sets out the design of local jobs. Important: the operators are responsible for explosion protection. Areas with risk of explosion in three zones are divided – depending on the degree of hazard in industrial enterprises. Accordingly, there are ex-lamps in three device categories. The category 1 d (dust) or 1 G (gases, vapours, mists) stands for very high security, 2D / 2 G for high and 3D / 3 G for normal security.

In particular, a high degree of protection is important. So about lamps of category 1 d must have degree of protection IP 6 X, so dust-proof. However, a high degree of protection alone is not enough. To get more properties, about a limited surface temperature and mechanical strength. Accredited inspection bodies such as TuV or DEKRA attest to the suitability and safety of ex-lamps. A tip: The nameplate of Ex-lamps summarizes all information relevant to the use, so for example the permissible temperatures of ambient. Company description on – the Fordergemeinschaft good light – is since 1970 the competent partner when it comes to questions of lighting. The society brings together the expertise of more than 130 member companies from the lighting and lamp industry, that are organized in the ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik and electronics industry. informed about current aspects of efficient lighting and knowledge based around light, lighting and light bulbs – vendor-neutral and competent. The information portal, as well as the serials “licht.wissen” and “” offer comprehensive service, practical advice and examples of lighting for architects and planners, journalists and consumers.

Thu, May 26 2016 » News