Enclosure, Purged

An enclosure or building supplied with clean air or an inert gas at sufficient flow and positive pressure to reduce the concentration of any flammable gases or vapors initially present to an acceptably safe level and to maintain this safe level by positive pressure with or without continuous flow (reference NFPA 496). See purged and pressurized.

API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2, Third Edition, December 2012, Global Standards

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