Large-Volume Purging/Pressurization System supplies one or more enclosures, up to 90 cubic feet total volume, with a protective gas supply, thus allowing the use of general-purpose enclosures in certain Class 1, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations.
Small-Volume Purging/Pressurization Systems are an alternative to NEMA Type 7 or 9 enclosures. The C1 model allows general-purpose enclosures, up to two cubic feet, to be used in certain Class 1 hazardous locations. The C2 model allows general purpose enclosures, up to 10 cubic feet, to be used in certain Class 2 hazardous locations.
Purge and Pressurization is a protection method used with Type 4, 4X and 12 (IP54 recommended minimum) enclosures. The enclosure is initially purged to remove any internal explosive gases or dust. Once this is accomplished, the enclosure is pressurized with a protective air or inert gas supply. This provides a positive internal enclosure pressure which keeps any external explosive gases or dust from entering the enclosure.