Hazardous Location Refrigerators(+4°C) are designed to meet National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and OSHA guidelines for the refrigerated storage of volatile and non-volatile materials in Hazardous Locations, Class 1, Division II, Group C & D.
Power cord is not included. Final power connections at site must be hardwired to meet local codes.
All spark generating electrical components and connections (compressor, thermostat) are isolated and sealed in vapor-proof enclosures. Electrical wiring is hardwired for additional safety measures.Power cord is not included. Final power connections at site must be hardwired to meet local codes. These units are not intended for use in general clinical or research laboratories. See Flammable units.
So-Low's various Explosion Proof / Manual Defrost Freezers, Refrigerators, and Combination units, offer a diverse range of options to fit your needs for Explosion Proof products. Ranging from 11 cubic feet to 30 cubic feet, these units are ideal for products of any size. Two inch solid urethane foam insulated doors, sturdy cam-lift hinges, and "lock-open" feature for "hands-free" access provide a secure and sturdy environment.
Please note: So-Low explosion proof refrigerators and freezers are manufactured at the time the order is placed and go through extensive testing before they are released. A 4-6 week lead time should be expected.
Some of the accessories/options available for this product are factory installed and must be purchased at the same time your So-Low freezer / refrigerator is ordered. Please add them to your cart with your freezer / refrigerator before checkout so that they may be included with the submission of your order to the manufacturer for installation during production.
|Min. Temperature||1°C to 10°C|
|Electrical||115 V /60 Hz / 7 A|
1°C to 10°C
30 cubic ft.
35'' x 35'' x 72''
32'' x 22.5'' x 65''
|Temp Control||Exterior Adjustable Mechanical|
|Door||Single Solid, locking|
|Shelves||Five Adjustable Epoxy Coated|
|Refrigerant||R134A CFC free|
|Supply Plug||none/ hardwired|
|Warranty||12 months parts and labor, Compressors additional 4 years, no labor|
|This unit Meets NFPA and OSHA guidelines for Hazardous Locations, Class 1, Division 1, Division II, Group C & D.|
Are the So-Low Explosion Proof Manual Defrost Refrigerators also suitable for flammable material storage?
Yes, they are.
What safety designs make this unit suitable for use in a Class 1, Division II, Group C & D environment?
The unit is spark-proof, meaning that all spark generating electrical components and connections (compressor, thermostat) are isolated and sealed in vapor-proof enclosures such that they will not ignite any flammable / explosive vapors unless they are damaged. This is also why the unit must be hard-wired and the unit does not come with a power cord: standard electrical outlets carry a risk of sparking and, therefore, ignition of vapors.
Are there special installation considerations for an explosion-proof refrigerator?
Yes. The freezer must be hardwired to the building's electric and cannot be connected to an electrical outlet via a plug, as that carries a sparking risk. Furthermore, the room / area around the freezer must also be explosion proof. For instance, any nearby equipment also must be explosion proof, any lighting and / or other fixtures must be explosion-proof, and there cannot be any electrical outlets.
The So-Low Explosion Proof Manual Defrost Refrigerators are identical to the American Biotech Supply Standard Hazardous Location Refrigerators, which are less expensive. They are literally the same units, with the same warranty and certifications. Just get the cheaper one.So-Low 2016-02-13