Scales designed for hazardous areas come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be used to weigh everything from small laboratory samples to large industrial tanks. These scales are designed with safety in mind, with features like explosion-proof enclosures and intrinsically safe components.
Explosion-Proof Enclosures: Hazardous areas are defined as areas where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of flammable gases, vapors, or dust. Explosion-proof enclosures are designed to contain any explosion within the enclosure itself, preventing it from spreading to the surrounding environment.
Intrinsically Safe Components: Intrinsically safe components are designed to prevent sparks, arcs, or hot surfaces from forming in hazardous areas. They achieve this by limiting the amount of electrical energy that can be present in the system at any given time.