CSA, Canadian Standards Association, also known as the CSA Group, is a certifying and standard developing organization whose scope, despite the name, is not limited to Canada. It is recognized also in the USA and Europe.
The classification of hazardous locations used by CSA introduces Classes and Divisions. It was previously defined by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). Click here to read the full NFPA list.
CSA also accounts for the European Zones that, in the nomenclature of CSA, are identical with the Divisions. For example, Class 1, Division 1 mark in North America is known in Europe as Class 1, Zone 1.
There are 3 classes that relate to the type of hazard: Class 1 indicates a hazard of flammable vapor, class 2 – flammable dust, class 3 – flammable fiber. On the other hand, divisions and zones refer to the consistency and level of hazard: division 1 (zone 0 in Europe) – hazard is intermittent, division 1 (zone 1) – hazard is interrupted, section 2 (zone 2) – hazard only occurs under abnormal conditions.
After thorough and rigorous testing, FS 112 motor was confirmed by the CSA to be compliant with the requirements for Class 1, Division 1, group C and D. This product of our factory is designed for conditions in which flammable vapors are constantly present. The safe use of a properly marked motor in a hazardous location is a matter of safety. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in an accident, serious loss as well as legal consequences. Please read the full version of certificate to learn more about this ATB Tamel product.