Facilities personnel at one of our sites is inquiring about the need for an explosion proof thermostat in a paint storage room (storage only in paint cans, room is fire-rated). From my search it does not seem to be required.
NFPA 1:188.8.131.52 table, intimates that the area is classified as a Class I, Div 2, Zone 2. NFPA 70:501.10(4) states that "boxes and fittings shall not be required to be explosion proof". I do not deal too much with the NEC. Am I interpreting these correctly?
Any direction would be appreciated.