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AEGIS® Installed in Hazardous Locations

 

AEGIS® in Hazardous Environments

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has an approved set of procedures for installing AEGIS® shaft grounding rings inside explosion proof (XP) motors. XP motors with AEGIS® rings installed according to these procedures may be used in Class I: Division 1, and Class I: Division 2 designs. Because shaft grounding devices must be installed inside explosion proof enclosures (as per IEEE 303) for Class I: Division 2, they may not be installed internally or externally in/on a non-XP motor.

At this time, Marathon Electric is the only electric motor manufacturer building XP motors with AEGIS® shaft grounding protection installed inside. They range from 3 HP (182T Frame) to 50 HP (326T Frame). For more information on Marathon Hazardous DutyTM motors with AEGIS® Inside, see this brochure. For catalog numbers and pricing, see the highlighted “-P” motors on the Hazardous Duty™ pages of the 2014 catalog.

UL Approved Electric Motor Repair Companies

To install AEGIS® rings in explosion proof motors a motor repair shop must first be UL approved to work on all XP motors. They must then apply for certification for the addition of adding shaft grounding to their UL binder and then demonstrate adherence to the additional set of procedures required for installing shaft grounding inside of XP motors.

Motor repair shops with UL certification to work on XP motors and certification of their ability to add shaft grounding can "rework" any size explosion proof motor and then re-nameplate the motor as explosion proof. The drawing below was created by UL to show where the ring must be installed to comply.

Diagram of AEGIS Ring installed in an Explosion Proof Motor

Companies with UL Approval for AEGIS Grounding Rings:

 

Associated Electro-Mechanics
Contact: Tim Aarons
185 Rowland St
Springfield, MA 01107
Ph: 413 233-5914
Email: taarons@aemservices.com
Web: www.aemservices.com

Decatur Industrial Electric
Contact: Daniel Lang
1650 E Garfield Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Ph: 217 428-6621
Email: dlang@decaturindustrial.com
Web: www.elect-mech.com

HECO Electric Motors &
Performance Systems

Contact: Justin Hatfield
3509 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Ph: 269 381-7200
Email: jhatfield@hecoinc.com
Web: www.hecoinc.com

Evans Enterprises, Inc. — all 10 locations
Web: www.goevans.com

Conway, AR
Contact: Derek Lynch
1710 South Amity Road
Ph: 501 327-0125         
Email: derek.lynch@goevans.com

Fort Smith, AR
Contact: Terry Cordum
800 621-3589 - Toll Free
479 648-1500 – Phone
Email: trcfs@goevans.com

Rogers, AR
Contact: David Stewart
800 346-4695 - Toll Free
479 636-0721 – Phone
Email: dksrog@goevans.com

Springfield, MO
Contact: Michael Ratcliff
800 375-8363 - Toll Free
417 886-8886 – Phone
Email: mdrtul@goevans.com

Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Mike Austin
800 423-8267 - Toll Free
405 631-1344 – Phone
Email: mgaokc@goevans.com

Pryor, OK
Contact: Robert Bell
888 262-2256 - Toll Free
918 825-2200 – Phone
Email: rebtul@goevans.com

Tulsa, OK
Contact: Robert Bell
888 577-1566 - Toll Free
918 587-1566 – Phone
Email: rebtul@goevans.com

Abilene, TX
Contact: Dylan Baugh
325 235-1776 – Phone
Email: dkbokc@goevans.com

Waco, TX
Contact: Dylan Baugh
800 234-4129 - Toll Free
254 772-4710 – Phone
Email: dkbokc@goevans.com

Wichita Falls, TX
Contact: Bob Siegert
800 633-0812 - Toll Free
940 723-7466 – Phone
Email: bdswf@goevans.com

 
 

Independent Electric Machinery Co.
Contact: Scott Wilkins
4425 Oliver Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
Ph 913 362-1155
Email: s.wilkins@iemco.com
Web: www.iemco.com

Industrial Electro Mechanics
Contact: Steve Carbone
1624 Dean Forest Rd
Savannah, GA 31408
Ph 912 964-0884
Email: scarbone@iemsavannah.com
Web: www.iemsavannah.com

Intermountain Motor Sales
Contact: Jim Stout
2101 North 6 Mile Road
Casper, WY 82604
Ph 307 472-0854
Email: jim@imscasper.com

Matlock Electric Co., Inc.
Contact: Mike Kuhn
2780 Highland Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Ph 513 731-9600
Email: mkuhn@matlockelectric.com
Web: www.matlockelectric.com

Vaughn Electric Co., Inc.
Contact: Kirk Kalb
313 E Florida Ave
Union City, TN 38261
Ph 731 446-4333
Email: kirk@vaughnelectric.com
Web: www.vaughnelectric.com


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