Explosion-Proof Motors

The new XP100 line of explosion-proof motors, from Siemens Industry Inc., are specifically designed for hazardous operating environments such as the petrochemical and chemical processing, mining and grain-handling industries. The XP100 motors are UL and CSA listed for gas and dust ignition-proof environments and are suitable for Division 1: Class I, Groups C & D and Class II, Groups F & G hazardous area classifications. They are also available for drill rig duty in Division 1, Class I, Group D hazardous locations. The motors are available from stock with 1 to 300 hp and can be modified to specific customer needs. A cast iron frame and bearing housings provide the motors with high structural strength. Additionally, the stator insulation system design and components result in an anti-corona system that can withstand voltage spikes caused by fast switching IGBTs from adjustable speed drives.  Siemens Industry Inc., www.sea.siemens.com