Adequate Ventilation

Definition(s)


Adequate Ventilation

Adequate ventilation is defined as ventilation (natural or artificial) that is sufficient to prevent the accumulation of significant quantities of vapor-air or gas-air mixtures in concentration above 25 % of their lower flammable (explosive) limit, LFL (LEL).

API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2, Third Edition, December 2012, Global Standards