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Why Explosion-Proof Fans Are Explosion-Proof

The primary purpose of explosion-proof fans is not to prevent the fan itself from exploding, but rather to avert dust explosions in the production environment. In certain industries, processes generate flammable and explosive dust, such as metal or coal dust. To prevent these kinds of dust from becoming airborne during production, exhaust systems are commonly used for suction and collection.

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During this process, friction or sparks in the fan could be extremely hazardous. Hence, the necessity for explosion-proof fans, which are specially designed and made from materials different from standard fans.

1. Explosion-proof fans are equipped with aluminum impellers, primarily to prevent sparks generated by friction between the impeller and the fan casing.

2. These fans must be powered by explosion-proof motors to ensure safe operation in potentially hazardous environments.



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