Electrical Equipment In Hazardous Areas

If you’re looking for a competent hazardous area supplier that you can trust, with the experience and knowledge to apply hazardous area electrical best practice across a broad range of industries, look no further than EX Engineering. Electrical equipment selected for use in hazardous areas shall comply with the appropriate requirements as specified in AS/NZS 60079.14.

AS/NZS 60079.14 defines a hazardous area as an “area in which an explosive atmosphere is present, or may be expected to be present, in quantities such as to require special precautions for the construction, installation and use of equipment”. In practice, hazardous areas are predominantly associated with industrial or commercial oil & gas facilities which produce, consume, store and/or handle flammable gases, liquids or combustible dusts are handled or used. More stringent requirements for the design, selection, installation, maintenance and inspection of equipment are required for hazardous area installations. Regardless of the nature of an industry or workplace, attention to hazardous area requirements is essential in maintaining a standards compliant installation.

At EX Engineering, as Australia’s leading specialised custom design and supplier of electrical equipment and consulting services for hazardous areas, all our IECEx rated electrical equipment complies with Australian standards & best practice. Hazardous areas are zoned according to the frequency of the hazardous gas or dust being present. Equipment selection is determined by the zoning applied, the explosive nature of the gas or dust as well as the ignition temperature. Equipment must be selected, installed and maintained by people with the correct competencies in order to comply with Australian standards. This hazardous area equipment includes emergency lighting, heaters, cable glands enclosures and custom solutions. If you need a trusted team of hazardous area specialists to help you select, supply, design and customise the required electrical equipment for your hazardous area application, choose EX Engineering. To find out more about our broad range of electrical solutions, contact us today


  • Best product for the application
  • Customised solutions to suit
  • Compliant solutions
  • Documentation collated & issued to customers’ requirements