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A new explosion-proof motor for hazardous locations

| By Chemical Engineering

Larson Electronics

The new EXP-MTR-1P-115.230-2HP-3.6K-56HC fractional explosion-proof motor (photo) is rated for use in Class I, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups C and D; and Class II, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups E, F, and G hazardous locations. This thermally protected unit has a 2-hp motor that offers 9.8 full-load A and 4.4 A of non-load current. The motor can generate 3,450 rpm and provides 3 ft-lb of torque with 120% locked-rotor torque and 250% breakdown torque. The motor is fully enclosed (IP55 rated), fan-cooled and has an ambient temperature rating of 50ºC. — Larson Electronics LLC, Kemp, Tex.