Explosion hazards are present in industries where flammable liquids, flammable gasses and combustible solids that produce dust are handled, processed or stored. Explosion can result in extensive damage to equipment and/or buildings where these materials may be present. Explosion events also present a life safety risk. The factors that contribute to explosion severity potential can be complex and the measures required to control the risks and protect a facility need specialized knowledge.
PLC has the knowledge and experience to identify where these hazards are present, help quantify loss potential and develop cost-effective protection solutions. PLC has been represented on the NFPA Technical Committee on Explosion Prevention Systems since 1988. Over the past decades, the company has developed an understanding of hazard and protection requirements from organizations such as:
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Factory Mutual (FM) Global
- International Standards Organization (ISO)
- The Association of German Engineers (VDI)
- European Directives (ATEX)