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”?
Check out the May 2017 issue of Industrial Heating, which includes features on Ford's $1.2 billion investment in three Michigan facilities, a roundup of heat-treat process-verification articles, and much more.