Explosion Proof Submersible Pumps

Explosion Proof Pumps

In hazardous environments such as chemical plants and mines, explosion-proof submersible sump pumps are a must.  At Industrial Flow Solutions™, we specialize in the design, manufacturing, sale and service of explosion proof pumps approved by NEC, NFPA, OSHA or MSHA.

Explosion proof submersible sump pumps are made explosion proof by enclosing motors and other vulnerable parts, insulating them to the enclosures are engineered to contain any ignition due to electric arcs, sparking contacts or elevated surface temperature.

Explosion Proof Pump Capabilities

Explosion-proof sump pumps have a cast iron housing and a stainless steel or cast-iron pump end. They can be available with up to 30 horsepower. 

The BJM Pumps® XP series pumps feature an FM-approved explosion-proof motor for Class 1, Division 1, Groups C&D. For mining applications, Stancor® offers the P/S MSHA-rated series pumps. 

Industrial Flow Solutions sells pumps that meet requirements defined by the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and OSHA. They are FM/CSA-approved or MSHA rated, depending on the pump selection.

Explosion Proof Pump Applications

Explosion proof submersible pumps are manufactured to operate in areas that allow for a possibility of combustion from excessive heat, small flames or hazardous materials such as flammable fuels. They are required in some locations by the NEC and the NFPA.


  • Power plants
  • Steel mills
  • Mines in volcanic zones
  • Effluent dewatering
  • Corrosive sumps
  • Bottle plants
  • Metal finishing
  • Leachate recovery
  • Washdown sumps
  • Driller mud transfer
  • Fracking services
  • Barge and tank cleanout
  • Coal runoff sumps
  • Tailing ponds
  • Silt removal
  • Cellar pumping
  • Chemical plants
  • Municipal wastewater
  • Manure washdown
  • Distilleries and spirits bottling


  • Shredder/cutting
  • Vortex
  • Heavy duty
  • Wastewater
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Clean water
  • Dewatering

Explosion Proof Pumps at Industrial Flow Solutions

At Industrial Flow Solutions, we work with our customers to find the FM or MSHA approved explosion proof pump that meets all application requirements while also offering the best performance for your unique needs.

We proudly carry the following brands of explosion proof submersible pumps.


  • BJM Pumps® – FM-approved, Class 1, Division 1, Groups C&D
  • Stancor® – MSHA-rated