Location requiring an exceptional degree of protection

A location exposed to weather, seas, splashing, pressure-directed liquids, or similar moisture conditions. These locations include a) on-deck areas; b) machinery spaces; c) cargo spaces; d) locations within a galley or pantry area, laundry, or water closet that contains a shower or bath; and e) other spaces with similar environmental conditions.

Source: API RP 14F, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class 1, Division 1 and Division 2 Locations, Fifth Edition, July 2008. Global Standards

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