5 Myths of Electrical Design in Hazardous Locations

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When it comes to electrical design in hazardous locations, there are a lot of opinions on the best approach. From explosion-proof to intrinsically safe designs, the choices can be daunting. Join Hoffman and Graybar as we dispel some common misconceptions to help you choose the best solution to reduce cost and complexity and improve speed of deployment. If you are looking to save money and design time on electrical controls panels, this is a must-see presentation.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to easily design control panels to meet NEC, ATEX and IECEx certifications standards
  • Pros and cons of various protection concepts
  • Tips for picking the appropriate solution for your application


Matt Behrns


Matt Behrns
Director of Global Marketing – Hoffman Enclosures

Matt Behrns is the Director of Global Marketing for Hoffman Enclosures. Prior to his current role, he was the Oil and Gas vertical marketing manager with special focus on hazardous location applications. He has electrical engineering and physics degrees with extensive experience in process automation and instrumentation. Before joining Hoffman, Matt was a global product manager at Emerson Process Management for over six years focusing on wireless technology applications.