Enclosure, Purged and Pressurized

Definition(s)


Enclosure, Purged and Pressurized

An enclosure supplied with clean air or an inert gas at sufficient flow and positive pressure to reduce to an acceptably safe level any flammable gas or vapor concentration initially present, and to maintain this safe level by positive pressure with or without continuous flow, see 4.3.5.

Source: API Recommended Practice 14FZ, Recommended Practice for Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 Locations, Second Edition, May 2013. Global Standards