Intrinsic Safety Radio Experts. Looking for an intrinsically safe communication solution for a hazardous environment or work-site / plant / mine that has strict control enforcement for safety? This is a common requirement for many industrial decommissioning, shut-downs, fuel-transfers, chemical facilities and gaseous environments. We can assist you with requirements for IS (Intrinsic Safety), FM (Factory Mutual), IECEX (International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres) and ATEX (Explosive Atmospheres).
With very little information available out there, you may not be sure what is the right solution for your requirement. Give Digicom Wireless a call to discuss your intrinsically safe site and requirements – we are only more than happy to help!
What is Factory Mutual (FM)
FM Approvals offers worldwide certification and testing services of industrial and commercial property loss prevention products. Recognized and respected across the globe, FM Approvals’ certification process assures customers a product has been objectively tested and conforms to the highest international and most national standards. Outlined below is the five-step process to becoming FM Approved:
What is Intrinsic Safety (IS)
Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electronic equipment in explosive atmospheres and under irregular operating conditions. The concept was developed for safe operation of process control instrumentation in hazardous areas, particularly North Sea gas platforms. As a discipline, it is an application of inherent safety in instrumentation.
What is ATEX (Explosive Atmospheres)
A potentially explosive atmosphere is composed by air mixtures of gases, vapours, mists or dusts, which can ignite under certain operating conditions. Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres cover a quite large range of products, including equipment used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present.
What is IECEX (International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres)
The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. Ex areas can be known by different names such as â€œHazardous Locationsâ€?, â€œHazardous Areasâ€? â€œExplosive Atmospheresâ€?, and the like and relate to areas where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion.
Looking for the rating that suits your site. We offer the option to purchase or hire IECEX, ATEX, CSA, IS and Factory Mutual (FM) radios for hazardous environments, where safety is of paramount importance.
Applications & Industries for IECEX:
- Automotive refuelling stations or petrol stations
- Oil refineries, rigs and processing plants
- Chemical processing plants
- Printing industries, paper and textiles
- Hospital operating theatres
- Aircraft refuelling and hangars
- Surface coating industries
- Underground coalmines
- Sewerage treatment plants
- Gas pipelines and distribution centers
- Grain handling and storage
- Woodworking areas
- Sugar refineries
- Metal surface grinding, especially aluminium dusts and particles