PES/IAS: Equipment Ratings for Class I Hazardous Areas


Meeting of the Philadelphia Joint chapter IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

The presentation will cover hazardous locations with the intent to provide proper project design, material selection and installation to comply with the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Specific topics will include classification information of hazardous areas such as Class I, Division 1 and 2, Groups A, B, C, D, and Temperature Ratings (T-Ratings). Also covered will be evaluation of hazardous areas, sources of ignition, product construction and flame paths, equipment for hazardous locations, wiring methods and materials. The conclusion will be a video showing how explosion proof equipment functions.  

  Date and Time




  • Date: 14 Feb 2017
  • Time: 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 2001 Market St Suite 600
  • Philadelphia PE/IA Joint Chapter Chair
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19103
  • Building: Two Commerce Square

  • E-mail or call Stas Muzylowski at or 215-979-7700 x7790.

  • Starts 07 February 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 13 February 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • Admission fee (optional) ?
  • Menu: No lunch, Ham and cheese sandwich, chips, cookie, Roast beef sandwich, chips, cookie, Turkey sandwich, chips, cookie, Tuna sandwich, chips, cookie, Vegetarian option, Gluten free option


Robert C. Potter, Jr. of Eaton Crouse-Hinds


Bob is the Eastern Region Field Application Specialist for Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business.  His electrical industry career spans 35 years which 21 has been with Crouse-Hinds. Bob is a member of IEEE and IAS, and has been twice published in IAS magazine. Bob serves on the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) Executive Committee, was the Local Chair for the 2016 IEEE PCIC Philadelphia conference, and is currently the PCIC Vice Chair of the Facilities Committee. In 2011, Bob participating on a team proposing clarifications to the National Electrical Code which were approved for the 2014 edition.  Bob has also been presenting at the National Training Institute NJACT, NECA, IBEW, annual conference in Ann Arbor Michigan since 2015.


Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Presentation: 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.

* Public Transportation: SEPTA (Rail to 30th Street Station or Trolley to 22nd & Market Street) * Note: Registration closes on Friday, January 20th at 5pm.