Explosion Proof Cameras Contained In Heavy Protective Enclosure

Update:02 Apr 2019

The explosion proof cameras are ideal for CCTV systems, […]

The explosion proof cameras are ideal for CCTV systems, process guarding and detailed view on moving parts and the surroundings.


To meet the criteria for the explosion proof rating, an enclosure must be able to contain any explosion originating within its housing and prevent sparks from within its housing from igniting vapors, gases, dust, or fibers in the air surrounding it. Therefore, explosion proof, when referring to electrical enclosures, does not mean that it is able to withstand an exterior explosion. Instead, it is the enclosures ability to prevent an internal spark or explosion from causing a much larger blast.


The explosion proof equipment is simply contained in a heavy protective enclosure, usually made of die cast steel, occasionally plastic. If heat or sparks from faulty equipment within the enclosure ignite flammable gas present with it the resulting explosion is contained within the enclosure. In North America metal conduit must be used for field wiring. In Europe and elsewhere suitably rated cable is connected directly to the equipment using certified flame proof cable glands.


Explosion protected camera systems are important in CCTV systems for safety in hazardous areas such as of tankers, oil platforms, cranes and more in the offshore and onshore industry. With the Ex cameras, the manufacturer offers optimal overview to operators in situations that have an explosion risk.

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