Hazardous location lighting
Thomas & Betts' XFM and DFP Series linear fluorescent fixtures provide installation at various angles.
Thomas & Betts' Hazlux series now includes the XFM and DFP Series linear fluorescent fixtures, which provide installation at various angles. The XFM Series, designed for explosive atmosphere locations, features five different ½-in. NPT hub entries on each end that provide installers with options for various lighting angles. The DFP Industrial Series, designed for hazardous locations in industrial and wet environments (Class I, Div. 2), features optional mounting brackets that enable precise aiming in multiple angles. The DFP Series is available in two-, three-, four-, five-, and six-lamp options, all using a 3/16-in. tempered glass lens with acrylic and polycarbonate optional lenses. Lamps are not included with the DFP Series luminaires. Applications include chemical plants; paper mills; tunnels; water treatment facilities; seacoast locations; preparation, inspection, and sanding locations; machining locations; and coal and dust storage.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey