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An overview of explosion-proof enclosure research.
IEEE Trans Ind Appl 1985 Nov; IA-21(6):1552-1558
This paper presents an overview of explosion-proof enclosure research currently being conducted by the Bureau of Mines. It emphasizes the increasing importance of research related to the safety considerations of explosion-proof (xp) enclosures used in underground coal mines. Selected topics are included that summarize results of research in the areas of electrical clearances, reliability of enclosures with windows, safety factors in xp enclosures, potting materials, performance tests for xp enclosures, high-voltage explosion protection techniques, and innovative xp devices.
Flammable-gases; Ignition-sources; Mining-industry; Mine-shafts; Mine-gases; Explosion-protection; Explosions; Explosive-atmospheres
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division