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Explosion Proof vs. Intrinsically Safe
First, let's define a hazardous area, or explosive atmosphere?   A hazardous area is a location where flammable vapors, such as gas, or a concentration of fine dust particles, grains or fibe
FM / ATEX Comparison Chart
A visual example comparing and contrasting Factory Mutual ratings and ATEX ratings.
Intrinsically Safe or Explosion-proof? Understanding the technology
Printable Version Intrinsic Safety – the basics The term “Intrinsically Safe” (I.S.) is frequently used to describe any product destined for an explosive area. In reality, I.S. is a protection concep
What does Intrinsically Safe mean?
Intrinsic Safety is a technique used for preventing explosions in hazardous areas. Intrinsic safety is achieved by limiting the energy and surface temperature of a device during normal operation, or d
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