Intrinsically Safe Equipment
A range of ATEX certified products for use in Ex hazardous zones including intrinsically safe mobile phones, cameras and portable testing instruments.
ATEX Zone 1 & 21 mobile phone with Bluetooth, LED torch, A-GPS location function, IP68 rating for total protection & optional 2 MP camera. Wide connectivity with MMS, MP3, full Java ME, E-Mail client for POP3 and IMAP. Standard or high capacity battery.
HAZARDOUS AREA EQUIPMENT, CATEGORIES AND ZONES GUIDE
All equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres must be ‘ATEX’ certified, as required by the EU directive 94/9/EC.
A standardised marking scheme is applied to identify equipment suitable for a specific location. Equipment built to the requirements of the EPS Regulations carry the “Ex” symbol in a hexagon, the equipment category number (1, 2, or 3), the letter G (gas atmospheres) and/or D (dust atmospheres), and other essential safety information. A temperature rating is expressed as a “T” marking, and sometimes a gas group. These indicate limitations to safe use.
Hazardous areas are classified into zones based on the frequency and duration of the occurrence of an explosive atmosphere.
Zone 0, 1 & 2 : gases, vapours and mists
Zone 20, 21 & 22 : dusts
Zone 0 or 20 : Danger is present continuously or for long periods or frequently.
Zone 1 or 21 : Danger is present occasionally.
Zone 2 or 22 : Danger is not likely, or will persist for a short period only.
Equipment is categorised (1, 2 or 3) depending on the zone where it is to be used.
Zone 0 or 20 : category 1 equipment
Zone 1 or 21 : category 2 equipment
Zone 2 or 22 : category 3 equipment