At sites where combustible gases, chemicals, powders, or other flammable materials are present, fire and explosions are a constant risk. This means that companies working with flammable materials need electrical and other equipment that never creates sparks or flames as these can lead to an explosion.
This makes traditional security cameras unfit for the job. With their plastic casings, sparks and flames triggered by a short circuit or other fault in the device can quickly come into contact with the atmosphere or nearby equipment. Where flammable materials or gases are present, there is a significant risk that this could cause a fire or explosion.
Hikvision Explosion-Proof cameras are designed to overcome this challenge. The camera lenses and circuitry are enclosed in a 3.5mm thick stainless-steel casing. They also use a cylindrical flame-proof joint design inside the sealed stainless-steel to ensure that any explosion can be contained.
These two design features mean that Hikvision Explosion-Proof cameras can withstand up to 1.5x the pressure of an explosion inside the camera, for example, caused by a fire that starts inside the camera for electrical or other reasons. This means that no spark or flames that originate in the device itself can ever come into contact with the surrounding environment to cause a fire or explosion – giving customers full peace of mind.
Hikvision Explosion-Proof cameras are widely used in petroleum refineries, chemical plants, dusty workshops, gasoline stations, gas stations, metal factories, and other settings where flammable liquids or gases may be present.