One company's guideline for hazardous area classification

  title={One company's guideline for hazardous area classification},
  author={J Hern{\'a}ndez and B. A. Bradley and R. W. Crooke and E. B. Faulkner and W. M. Lewis and V. Q. Mai and K. A. Messick and J. K. Miles and K. D. Wilhelm},
  journal={Industry Applications Society 42nd Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference},
Historically, hazardous area classification was the responsibility of the plant electrical engineer. Reality, however, was that many projects were being designed with minimum input from plant engineering. Most consulting firms would use an ultra-conservative approach with little input from process engineers and no consideration for potential cost savings. The existing national standards and guidelines are written to provide safety and flexibility of design and are difficult for the… CONTINUE READING