ABS Standard Hazardous Location Freezer

Category Explosion-Proof Refrigerators & Freezers
Manufacturer American BioTech Supply
Country of manufacture the United States of America
Average customer rating based on 1 review

Our explosion proof freezers meet NFPA and OSHA guidelines for Hazardous Location, Class 1, Division II, Groups C & D guidelines. (Units are not intended for use in general clinical or research laboratories.) 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.


  • One solid swing door, right hinged, not reversible
  • Mechanical thermostat sealed in UL listed explosion proof box
  • Adjustable operating temperature range: -15°C to -25°C
  • Three (17 cu ft) or four (20 & 30 cu ft) fixed shelves
  • Keyed door lock
  • Magnetic door gasket for positive seal
  • Heavy duty door handle
  • Leveling legs
  • White textured cabinet and door
  • High density urethane foam cabinet and door insulation
  • CFC-free refrigerant (R134a), foam insulation and packaging
  • One year parts and labor warranty
  • Manual defrost
  • Not equipped with line cord and plug; must be hardwired in conduit
  • to 120 VAC power source
  • 115V, 60Hz
  • UL/C-UL listed
  • Meet NFPA and OSHA guidelines for hazardous locations, Class 1, Division II, Group C & D.
  • These units are not intended for use in general clinical or research laboratories.

NOTE: American Biotech Supply refrigerators and freezers are manufactured at the time the order is placed then go through extensive testing to ensure quality. A lead time of approximately 3 weeks should be expected.

Key Attributes
Min. Temperature -15°C to -25°C
Cubic Feet 30
Alarms No
Controls Mechanical
Defrost Manual
Electrical 115V, 60 Hz
Warranty (years) 1
Weight (lb) 390
Width (in) 35 ¾
Depth (in) 35
Height (in) 77 ½
Manufacturer Specifications
30 Cu. Ft.
Four fixed shelves
35 ¾"W x 35"D x 77 ½"H
115V, 60Hz, 6 Amps, 1/3 HP
390 lbs.

What is the difference between a "Hazardous Location" freezer and an "Explosion-Proof" freezer?

Only the name. There is no technical difference. The certification that the freezers have is the same, and they are both designed to prevent the combustion of volatile vapors both inside and out.

We suspect that the decision to call them "hazardous location" rather than "explosion-proof" was one made by a lawyer. After all, if you used explosives, you could undoubtedly blow up an "explosion-proof" freezer. Don't try it, though.


Are the American Biotech Supply Hazardous Location Freezers also suitable for flammable materials storage? 

Yes. The ABS Hazardous Location Freezers are designed to be completely spark-free inside and out and all electrical components are sealed.


Can the shelves be removed or can the freezer be built without shelves in it?

No. The fixed shelves are permanently in place and cannot be moved nor can the unit be built without the shelves, as refrigerant lines run through the shelves to help ensure greater temperature uniformity throughout the chamber.


The product description says that the temperature is adjustable, but also that the thermostat is "sealed in UL listed explosion proof box." Will I be able to get into the box to adjust the temperature?

Yes, you can open the box and change the setting. This will not affect the warranty or the explosion proof properties of the unit as long as you properly close the box (which means not cross-threading the lid and tightening it appropriately).


What is the weight limit of the shelves?

Each of the shelves will hold 50 lbs of dispersed weight.


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