Seal, Factory

Definition(s)


Seal, Factory

A construction where components capable of initiating an internal explosion due to arcing, sparking, or thermal effects under normal conditions are isolated from the wiring system by means of factory installed flame-proof seal or joint for the purpose of eliminating the need for an external, field-installed conduit seal and, in some cases, a field-installed cable seal.

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

Source: API RP 14F, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class 1, Division 1 and Division 2 Locations, Fifth Edition, July 2008. Global Standards