Operating Environments

Winch and Hoist Application Guidelines

Special consideration must be given to operating environments that have:

  1. Highly corrosive atmospheres.
  2. Extremes of temperature, either high or low.
  3. High humidity, especially near salt water.
  4. Rain or direct exposure to salt or fresh water spray.
  5. High levels of air born dirt, dust or sand.
  6. Elevations that negatively impact the power source.
  7. Hazardous locations include those areas where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings. They are classified as shown below.
IGases, vapors and liquidsNormally explosive and hazardousNot normally present in an explosive concentration (but may accidentally exist)A: Acetylene
B: Hydrogen, etc.
C: Ether, etc.
D: Hydrocarbons, fuels, solvents, etc.
IIDustsIgnitable quantities of dust normally are or may be in suspension, or conductive dust may be presentDust not normally suspended in an ignitable concentration (but may accidentally exist). Dust layers are present.E: Metal dusts (conductive and explosive)
F: Carbon dusts (some are conductive, and all are explosive
G: Flour, starch, grain, combustible plastic or chemical dust (explosive)
IIIFibers and flyingsHandled or used in manufacturingStored or handled in storage (exclusive of manufacturing)Textiles, wood-working, etc. (easliy ignitable, but not likely to be explosive)

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