All too often, terms like “Class-I/Division-2” or “Class-II/Group-E” stir up confusion in the minds of makers and users of industrial heating equipment. Furnaces use fuel, and fuel creates a risk of fire and explosion. Furnaces also have flames, and flames can ignite combustibles. Why aren’t all high-temperature processing areas designated as “hazardous-classified”?
The January 2017 issue of Industrial Heating features our cover story on a horizontal quench system, the importance of materials science in failure analysis, a new quarterly column, Academic Pulse, and much more.