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Hazardous Locations

Hazardous locations are those areas that may have flammable gases or combustible dusts or fiber present in quantities sufficient to product an explosive or ignitable mixture. These gases, dusts and fibers may always be present or may only be present in abnormal situations. The National Electrical Code (NEC) describes these areas in Articles 500 through 503 and divides them into three types of categories: Class, Group, and Division.