Atmosphere, Explosive

Definition(s)


Atmosphere, Explosive

A mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions, of flammable substances in the form of gas, vapor, mist, or dust in which, after ignition, combustion spreads throughout the unconsumed mixture.

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