Design Evaluation and Temperature Rise Test of Flameproof Induction Motor

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Arvind Kumar, A. K. Singh, R. K. Vishwakarma


The ignition of flammable gases, vapours or dust in presence of oxygen contained in the surrounding atmosphere may lead to explosion. Flameproof three phase induction motors are the most common and frequently used in the process industries such as oil refineries, oil rigs, petrochemicals, fertilizers, etc. The design of flameproof motor is such that it allows and sustain explosion within the enclosure caused by ignition of hazardous gases without transmitting it to the external flammable atmosphere. The enclosure is mechanically strong enough to withstand the explosion pressure developed inside it. To prevent an explosion due to hot spot on the surface of the motor, flameproof induction motors are subjected to heat run test to determine the maximum surface temperature and temperature class with respect to the ignition temperature of the surrounding flammable gas atmosphere. This paper highlights the design features of flameproof motors and their surface temperature classification for different sizes.

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, A. K. A. K. S. R. K. V. “Design Evaluation and Temperature Rise Test of Flameproof Induction Motor”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 6, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 26-32, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v6i7.1677.