ATEX Intrinsically Safe
Industry workers such as those who work in field services, utilities, mining, oil and gas and those who work in areas where flammable substances are produced, transported, stored or used are often exposed to harsh and dangerous environments. These workers are exposed to extremely difficult conditions, meaning they need extremely rugged and safe devices that can survive through these environments whilst keeping workers safe.
Peak Technologies are a supplier of ATEX rated products, which our team can match to your industry and workers needs so you can find the most suitable intrinsically safe solutions.
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Mobile Computing Devices
Lone Worker Protection
Intrinsically Safe Or Explosion Proof?
An “intrinsically safe” protection, instead, means that the electronics or wiring contained within the product is engineered in such a way that it cannot accumulate enough energy to ignite the gas or vapor.
Intrinsic safety approach, then, mainly deals with limiting energy in the circuits to a level below that required to ignite a specific hazardous atmospheric mixture, both in normal condition and in case of failure.
This is typically achieved through the use of intrinsically safe interfaces (or barriers), that are classified in two categories:
Zener barriers – they divert excess energy to earth through the Zener diodes
Galvanic isolators – they provide isolation between the circuits in the hazardous area and those in the safe area, using relays, optoisolators and above all transformers.