Latin America Hazardous Location Motors Market - By Types (Low Voltage Motor Starter, Full voltage Motor Starter, Manual Motor Starter, Magnetic Motor Starter), Class (Class I, Class II, Class III), Division (Division 1, Division 2), Hazardous Zone

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The Latin America hazardous location motors market is estimated to be worth USD 0.178 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.64% during the forecast period to reach USD 0.234 billion by 2021.

Latin America Hazardous Location Motors Market-Market Dynamics

The emergence of Argentina as a potential shale oil superpower with the second largest shale gas reserves after China and the fourth largest oil reserves globally has led the hazardous location motors market to grow. With increasing drilling activities conducted in the region and new discoveries of hydrocarbon reserves, there has been a huge demand for hazardous locations motors in Latin America.

Technological innovations, growing safety measures, and increasing demand for energy-efficient motors are some of the major drivers stimulating the growth of this segment.


Designing and manufacturing motors that completely experience an internal explosion, without rupturing and erupting it, in a way that no hot gases escape from the enclosure, appear to be the major challenges faced by the Latin America location motors market.

Hazardous location motors are used in hazardous areas where concentrations of flammable gases, vapor, and dust are high. Understandably, these environments possess serious threats as even small sparks or high-temperature surfaces can ignite the hazardous substances and cause an explosion. The explosion-proof motors approved for class I location contain all the features used in the most critical areas where cleanliness, wash-down tolerance, and safety for hazardous liquids, vapors or dust exist. This not only solves the motion control needs of the application but also operates safely without any scope for a hazardous event.

There are different types of motors used in different hazardous locations, with different classes and zones. The different zones are zone 0, zone 20, zone 1, zone 21, zone 2, and zone 22, whereas the classes are class I, class II, and class III. The different classes identify the physical characteristics of the hazardous materials present where the motor will operate. However, due to technological innovation and growing safety measures, all the hazardous location motors should carry T-code designation. The T-codes signify the maximum absolute motor surface temperature that will develop under all conditions of operation, including motor overload and even burnout. This needs to be approved for different classes, zones, and divisions, according to their different operation areas.

The motors are designed in such a way that they are equipped with sufficient provisions to battle adverse conditions like explosions so that there is no release of explosive gases or vapors into the surrounding environment. Such motors are used in hazardous locations and are commonly used in applications like the spray painting and finishing areas, petroleum refining plants, dry cleaning facilities, utility gas plants, grain elevators, and grain handling facilities, aluminum manufacturing and storage areas, firework plants and storage areas, and others.

The Latin America hazardous location motors market is segmented based on their types, class, division, hazardous zones, applications, and geography. On the basis of types, the market has been segmented into explosion-proof general purpose motors, drill rig duty motors, explosion-proof pump motors, explosion-proof inverter duty motors, explosion-proof severe duty motors, and others.

Some of the market players mentioned in the report are:

  • ABB Group
  • Bluffton Motors Works
  • Brook Crompton
  • Emerson Industrial Automation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • WEG Industries

What the Report Offers

  • Market definition for the Latin America hazardous location motors market, along with identification of key drivers and restraints.
  • Market analysis for the Latin America hazardous location motors market, with region-specific assessments.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and in offering prospective opportunities.
  • Identification of key companies that can influence the market on the regional front.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market share.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Latin America hazardous location motors market on the regional scale.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

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