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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.