CLASS I, DIvISIon 1 In USA — FREqUEnTLy ASkED qUESTIonS

Class I, Division 1 in USA — Frequently
Asked Questions
Application
What is required to get CID1 approval?
• Application design information required for USA installations must be submitted
to Pentair Industrial Heat Tracing Solutions for review and approval using the Approval for Class 1, Division 1 Hazardous Locations in USA form (H56897).
• The approved CID1 heating cable must not exceed the T-rating for the area, or
the heating cable’s maximum sheath temperature must not exceed 80% (as expressed in °C) of the autoignition temperature (AIT) for the hazardous materials in
the area.
• Post-installation, the required CID1 Installation Record (Required Installation Record for Class I, Division 1 Hazardous Locations in USA form (H57426)) must be
completed and sent to Pentair Industrial Heat Tracing Solutions Customer Service Center, where it will be kept on file.
Why is the field information form required?
This form is required as part of the approval based on the IEEE 515 Standard. It has
two purposes:
1. It identifies the company and the contact person responsible for the hazardous
area heat-tracing design.
2. It identifies either the T-rating for the area or the lowest AIT of the hazardous
substances in the area. This information is used by Pentair to verify that the
heating cable meets the area requirements.
Note: The customer must identify the T-rating for the area. If this information is not
available, then the lowest AIT for the area must be identified. This section must be
filled out by the person designing the system and/or the person most familiar with
the hazardous location. Pentair cannot fill in this section because we cannot make
any assumptions about the area being designed.
What if I don’t know the AIT?
If the T-rating is not known, then identifying the lowest AIT in the area should be
done by contacting the safety manager or project expert. Identifying the correct AIT
is critical to ensure a safe design, and this information is required before Pentair can
process the order. Pentair cannot make any assumptions about the area; therefore,
this information must be obtained from the area expert.
What is the difference between the flash point and the AIT?
The flash point of a liquid is the minimum temperature at which the liquid gives
off sufficient vapor to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the
liquid or within the test vessel used. “Ignitable mixture” means a mixture whose
composition is within the flammable range (between the upper and lower limits), and
thus is capable of propagating a flame away from the source of ignition. The AIT of a
substance is the minimum temperature at which it will spontaneously ignite, without
an external source of igntion.
As an example of the difference between the flash point temperature and the AIT,
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gasoline is listed in NFPA 497: Recommended Practice for the Classification of
Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for
Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas as having a flash point of –50°F
(–45.5°C) and an AIT of 880°F (471°C). This means that gasoline will form sufficient
vapors at temperatures above –50°F (–45.5°C) to burn when exposed to a flame.
However, only if the temperature exceeds 880°F (471°C) can those vapors self-ignite
(without being exposed to a flame).
If the heat tracing goes through a CID1 area but is terminated in a CID2 area , do you need to use CID1 area
connection kits?
If both ends of the heating cable are terminated in a CID2 area, then industrial
connection kits approved for use in C1D2 areas can be used with the approved CID1
heating cable.
What happens if the end user does not fill out the required CID1 Installation Record (Required Installation Record for
Class I, Division 1 Hazardous Locations in USA Form (H57426)) after installing the product?
The customer will not have an approved system. This form must be filled out and
returned to the Pentair Customer Service Center to complete the approval process.
In North America, we are starting to hear about “zone” approvals. How do these approvals relate to CID1 applications?
The NEC declares that cables certified for use in CID1 areas may be used in Zone 1
areas, and cables certified for use in CID2 areas may be used in Zone 2 areas.
However, cables with Zone 1 or Zone 2 approvals are not approved for CID1 or CID2
areas, respectively.
The reason for this difference is that CID1 approvals cover hazardous areas not
included in Zone 1 areas, so Zone 1–approved products may not necessarily be
tested for all CID1 areas.
What indicator light solution is available for CID1 areas?
The E-100-L is not approved for CID1 areas, and currently Pentair does not offer an
end-of-line indicator light for these areas.
Installation
In the Industrial Heat-Tracing Installation and Maintenance Manual for Self-Regulating and Power-Limiting Cable Systems (H57274), there is a section describing the minimum bend radius. Why is the minimum bend radius important?
It is important not to bend self-regulating heating cables less than one inch in the
in-plane direction or less than half an inch in the out-of-plane direction to prevent
bus wire damage.
Which products can be used on plastic pipes?
HBTV is the product that should be used on all types of standard plastic pipes.
Typically, the maximum exposure temperature for PVC pipe (schedule 40) is 150°F
(66°C). In some cases, plastic pipes can withstand higher temperatures, which would
sometimes allow HQTV to be used. TraceCalc Pro design software can be used to see
if a heating cable is appropriate for use on a particular pipe.
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Operation and Maintenance
What is the warranty?
The standard Pentair Industrial Heat Tracing limited warranty applies to Raychem
self-regulating/power limiting and Raychem MI heating cables. A complete set of
warranty documents can be found on our web site, www.pentairthermal.com.
Logistics
These products can be obtained by our channel partners who will obtain the field
information and ensure that the inspection records are completed and returned to
the Pentair Customer Service Center. The representative stocking the product must
verify the design requirements.
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