The manufacture of industrial control panels designed for use in hazardous locations and environments with an elevated risk of ignition and explosion is highly regulated just by nature of the application. But when a hazardous location panel is built by one team and certified by another, there are bound to be important details that are overlooked. It is important to choose a panel partner that can analyze your needs and design and certify a hazardous location panel suited to those needs.
For panels built for use in dangerous applications, there is zero room for error, and any error can be catastrophic. This is why hazardous location panel manufacturing demands a partner who can both manufacture and certify your panel. The first step anyone in need of hazardous location panels should take is to attain an area rating of the hazardous location. This should be done by a liability insurance company. Once an area rating is attained, you need a panel partner who can finish the job.
The Industrial Controls Company has undergone the rigorous testing & certification requirements of UL to be a manufacturer of custom-built and mass-produced hazardous location industrial control panels. The Industrial Controls Company is capable of certifying for Class I, Div I, and Div II, but not Class II. Additionally, we can do Intrinsically Safe circuit extensions. From ground-up design to self-certification of all explosion-proof panels, we personally ensure that every panel is compliant at every stage of the build. Not only does our ability to certify our hazardous location panels in-house guarantee their compliance with industry certifications, but it also saves our customers the expense, delays, and logistical hassles of third-party, offsite certification.