Qingdao CCS Electric Corporation.
Qingdao CCS Electric Corporation.
Reasons for Explosion-proof and Maintenance Measures of Explosion-proof Motors

Reasons for Explosion-proof and Maintenance Measures of Explosion-proof Motors

Understanding of explosion-proof motors

Explosion-proof motors are mainly used in coal mines, oil and gas, petrochemicals, and chemical industries. In addition, they are widely used in textile, metallurgy, urban gas, transportation, grain and oil processing, papermaking, medicine and other departments. As the main power equipment, explosion proof vfd motors are usually used to drive pumps, fans, compressors, and other transmission machinery. According to the explosion-proof principle, motors can be divided into explosion-proof type, increased safety type, positive pressure type, spark-free type, and dust-proof explosion-proof type.

What are the reasons for explosion-proof?

Explosion-proof reasons combustible materials: many production sites will produce certain combustible materials. About two-thirds of the production sites in coal mines contain explosive materials; in chemical industry, more than 80% of the production workshop areas contain explosive materials. Oxygen: oxygen in the air is ubiquitous. Ignition sources: a large number of electrical instruments are used in the production process, and various frictional electrical sparks, mechanical wear sparks, electrostatic sparks, high temperature, etc. are inevitable, especially when instruments and electrical equipment malfunction. Objectively, many industrial sites meet the explosion conditions. When the mixed concentration of explosive substances and oxygen is within the explosive limit range, if there is an explosion source, an explosion will occur. Therefore, taking explosion-proof measures is very necessary.

Maintenance matters of explosion-proof motors

Explosion-proof motors should be regularly maintained and maintained during use, and timely maintenance can prevent many problems when the machine is used for a long time. Some problems that may occur during the use of flameproof electrical equipment can be reduced or even avoided. How to make the explosion-proof motor work normally, in addition to operating the explosion-proof motor correctly according to regulations, it is also necessary to monitor unexpected events during the operation of the explosion-proof motor. The main maintenance contents are:

  • Clean the outside of the explosion-proof motor in time, and clean the dust and oil around the machine seat. Check and clean the explosion-proof motor junction box, and carefully check whether the wiring screws are loose, burnt, and other phenomena.

  • Check the transmission device, including pulleys and couplings, for cracks, damage, and whether the installation is firm.

  • Regularly maintain and clean the bearings of the explosion-proof flame proof motor, and replace the lubricating oil or grease.

  • Check the insulation performance of the explosion-proof motor. The damage of the insulation performance of the explosion-proof motor not only affects the normal operation of the explosion-proof motor itself but also endangers personal safety. If the explosion-proof motor is used, the insulation resistance should be checked frequently. Especially if the explosion-proof motor is not used for a period of time and the explosion-proof motor is damp in the rainy season, the reliability of the explosion-proof motor shell should also be checked.