Manufacturing and production sites can include a wide range of fluids, gasses, and powders that by their nature can be hazardous if not contained or controlled properly. Strict guidelines and requirements on the equipment handling these combustibles can minimize potential for fire or explosions at these sites. Hazardous Location equipment certified to these standards is essential to site infrastructure and safety.
Hotstart hazardous location equipment solutions meet the rigorous standards for certification of Class 1, Div. 1 or Class 1, Div. 2. Our line of compressor and engine heating systems helps keep natural gas flowing as midstream operations compress and prepare the gas for processing and distribution. In cold climates, HOTSTART heating systems ensure immediate startup even in freezing temperatures. In warm, humid climates, HOTSTART systems maintain equipment above the dew point, eliminating temperature variation that can cause condensation to form in the oil pan and compromise the oil’s lubrication properties.
Improving equipment availability and maintaining system readiness are critical factors in reducing expenses and improving the bottom line. HOTSTART’s experience with obtaining IECEx, ATEX and UL C/US certifications for engine heating solutions can be applied to hazardous location equipment needed in other industries including food, beverage, chemical and others. Hazardous Location certified equipment is key to keeping production going.