The pharmaceutical industry is a sector where the risk of explosion in production processes is high. Factors such as the use of industrial chemicals, the use of flammable materials, the accumulation of dust and the formation of gases are high risk fa
The risks that electrical products and equipment may pose in these facilities should not be ignored.
Electrical explosion risks include:
- Static electricity: Static electricity can occur in many industrial processes. In the pharmaceutical industry, static electricity can increase the risk of explosion.
- Electrical equipment: Electrical equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry may pose a risk of explosion. This equipment must be explosion-proof.
- Electrical sparks: Electrical sparks can increase the risk of explosion. These sparks can occur when operating on/off switches, wiring, and other equipment.
- High voltage: High voltage may increase the risk of explosion. Therefore, the pharmaceutical industry must ensure the correct use of high voltage equipment.
- Incorrect cable selection: Incorrect cable selection can increase the risk of explosion. Cable selection should be made in accordance with power, voltage and other factors.
Precautions that can be taken against these electrical explosion risks may include:
- Explosion-proof equipment: The use of explosion-proof equipment reduces the risk of explosion. (Use of Exproof ATEX certified products)
- Preventing static electricity: Static electricity should be prevented by using correct grounding and connection techniques.
- Correct use of electrical equipment: Explosion-proof and correct use of electrical equipment reduces the risk of explosion.
- Preventing electrical sparks: To prevent electrical sparks, correct installation and use of equipment, correct cable selection and other precautions must be taken.
- Controlling high voltage: Proper use and controlled operation of high voltage equipment reduces the risk of explosion.
- Cable selection: Cable selection should be made in accordance with power, voltage and other factors.