When working in hazardous environments, there are always risks posed to the equipment used. It is important to protect against mechanical corrosion – and worse, equipment failure. It’s crucial to take precautions and ensure that machinery stays up and running even in the most unforgiving operating conditions. APM Hexseal states one of the best ways to prevent equipment failures is to make sure systems are properly sealed.
Hazardous environments are settings in which typical atmospheric conditions can damage a piece of equipment. Regardless of location, unsealed electrical devices are much more likely to succumb in harsh conditions than other pieces of equipment.
The three main causes of equipment failure, particularly among unsealed machinery, include:
Effective solutions for hazardous environments
Hazardous environments exist both indoors and outdoors and pose varying risks depending on location. APM claims there are three common conditions that make for a hazardous working environment:
“At APM Hexseal, we offer products specifically designed to keep your devices safe from common sources of damage – no matter what environment they operate in. Our self-sealing boots and fasteners will help reduce costly failures and down-time,” says APM Hexseal.
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