Product Description

AKRON Electric

XBD-50 Series

Hazardous Location Breather / Drain


The XBD-50 is a thread-in-thread design for a conduit hole size of 1/2 NPT and is for use in Class I, Division 1 & 2, Groups A, B, C & D; Class II, Division 1 & 2, Groups E, F & G; Class III areas; as well as NEMA 3R for out door use. The capability of the XBD-50 is to pass 0.02 cubic feet of air per minute and 0.7cc of water per minute. Criteria measured at atmospheric pressure (14.7 lbs.). Made of stainless steel for corrosive applications.


Available Sizes

The XBD-50 Series are available in a number of different sizes to fit all types of hazardous locations. Please see the Product Catalogue for available sizes and detailed specifications.


XBD-50 breather and drains are installed in enclosures or conduit systems to:

  • Provide ventilation to minimize condensation.
  • Drain accumulated condensation. At least one breather should be installed with each drain.
  • Breathers (vents), are installed in the top of enclosures to provide ventilation to minimize condensation in enclosures.
  • Drains are installed in bottom\x92s of enclosures or conduit systems. Drains are used in environments of humid atmospheres or wet locations where it is likely or possible that water can gain entrance to the interiors of enclosures. The conduit entryways should be positioned so that no water may collect in enclosures or seals, but may exit out through the XBD-50 through a low point within the enclosure.



UL CLASSIFIED - Standard 886 - E208115

CSA Certified (Canada) - Standard C22.2 No. 30-M1984 - LR64264


Class. I, Div. 1 & 2 Groups C & D

Class. II, Div. 1, Groups E, F & G Class. II, Div. 2, Groups F & G

Class. III

NEMA 7 -C & D, 9 -E, F & G

For detailed specifications, refer to the Product Catalogue.


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