NI CompactRIO and C Series Modules Hazardous Rating

Updated Jun 4, 2019

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Chassis
  • C Series Module Shell

Issue Details

I have a compactRIO with various modules in it that I want to use in a Class I Division 2 environment. Does the cRIO and the c series modules meet one of the following non-incendive standards?
  • ANSI/ISA-12.12.01-2015 CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 213-15
  • UL 121201


No, neither the compactRIO nor c series modules are rated as nonincendive.

Out of the box, CompactRIO can be used in Division 2/Zone 2 locations.

C series modules are Class I Div.2 certified per UL 60079-0 and -15. They are approved for Class I, Zone 2 and per the UL and the NEC standards, and are approved/suitable for installation in Class I, Div.2 and marked as such.

Additional Information

To see a full list of all standards and certifications our products meet, search for your product on our Product Certification Page. For more information and instructions on using your product in a hazardous environment, refer to the product's user manual, product's getting started guides, and our Hazardous Locations: How to Provide Explosion Protection and Create Intrinsically Safe Systems White Paper


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