Explosion Proof Motors for Hazardous Locations

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Baldor Explosion Proof Motors

The Baldor general purpose explosion proof motors are built for division I applications and contain an explosion inside the motor. These motors are distributed from Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.

The drill rig explosion proof motors are designed for the oil & gas industry and are commonly used for mud pumps and transfer stations.

Baldor’s explosion proof brake motors offer instantaneous stopping of the driven load. These are commonly used for class I group D, and class II group F & G on conveyors and pumps.

Baldor also offers an explosion proof submersible/immersible pump motor, commonly used in the wastewater treatment industry. These motors can be fully submerged and use the effluent around them for cooling. Common applications include slurry pumps, aerators, and mixers.

WEG Explosion Proof Motors

WEG explosion proof motors are distributed from Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. They come in fractional up to 500 horsepower, offering the highest horsepower explosion proof options. If requiring an explosion proof motor between 400-500 horsepower, WEG offers a reliable, rugged motor. Their lower horsepower explosion proof motors are also well known and trusted within the oil & gas industry.

TECO Westinghouse Explosion Proof Motors

TECO Westinghouse motors are distributed from Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal. Their OPTIM TEXP premium efficient explosion proof motors are made in 1HP up to 400 HP. These motors are well known in Canada and trusted among many oil & gas and mining professionals.

What Makes Motors Explosion Proof

eMotors Direct’s stock of NEMA explosion proof electric motors are designed to be used for hazardous location applications. Their TEFC-XP (totally enclosed, fan cooled) and TENV-XP (totally enclosed, non-ventilated) enclosures keep internal explosions contained, while their flame paths allow for a safer escape for burning gases, helping to mitigate chances of an external ignition. Although many explosion proof motors are TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled), not all TEFC motors are suitable for hazardous locations.

Our NEMA explosion proof motors are CSA approved for use in Classes I & II and Division I hazardous locations. One way to spot an explosion proof motor is the connection box. To control the damage when an internal explosion happens, the connection box will be visibly larger and likely have more bolts than a general-purpose motor.

Dust Ignition Proof Motors

If hazardous materials are present in the pulp and paper, mining or grain industries (class II, group E, F & G), motors specifically rated for explosive dusts are typically required. Dust may settle on the surface of the motor, increasing the surface temperature and limiting the cooling ability, potentially leading to overloading. Dustproof seals and bearings also prevent dust from entering the motor and causing an explosion.

Buy Explosion Proof Motors Canada

Choose from a plethora of frame sizes, output RPMs of 900, 1200, 1800, 2500 & 3600, and horsepower ratings from fractional to 350 HP and you’ll be on your way to keeping your hazardous worksite as safe as possible. Browse motors from your top trusted brands; Baldor, Marathon, WEG, Nidec, TECO-Westinghouse, Brook Crompton, and Leeson explosion proof motors.

Shop explosion proof electric motors online through our Canadian website today. With over 1700 SKUs and convenient filtering options, you can easily find the motor you’re searching for.


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