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An explosion proof fan (or hazardous exhaust fan) is an industrial fan that helps to prevent fires and combustion in settings where certain forms of gases, dust, particles, and/or vapors are present. Typical industrial blower fans and industrial ventilation fans are manufactured with metal blades and housing units. Since sparks can ignite in the presence of metal, dust, and/or flames, it's important to use explosion proof equipment to prevent fires and explosions.
Explosion proof fans come in three types: