Washdown or Explosion Proof Motors
Wash down motors are commonly used in environments where industrial food or mildly corrosive contaminants may be present.
Explosion proof (XP) motors are for hazardous duty use commonly found in chemical processing, mining, foundry, pulp and paper, waste management, and petrochemical industries. In these applications, motors have to comply with the strictest safety standards for the protection of life, machines and the environment. Note: most XP enclosures are cast iron.