GAS INTRINSIC SAFETY

Gas Explosion Protection
Hazardous Area Intrinsic Safety

Protection, mitigation and prediction. The safe use of intrinsically safe mobility within Ex designated hazardous areas.

  • Chemical Mobility Solutions

Hazardous Gas Explosion Protection

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. The effects of an explosion or a fire in the workplace can be devastating in terms of lives lost, injuries, significant damage to property and the environment, and to the business community.

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion.

The use of electrical equipment will depend upon geo-graphic region. In Europe, ATEX is the name commonly given to the legal requirements for controlling explosive atmospheres and the suitability of equipment and protective systems used in them.  Airacom provides a range of intrinsically safe, ATEX certified smartphones and tablets, safe operation within Ex hazardous areas.

Gases, Mists and Vapours, Know The Dangers

An explosion on site, in a refinery, chemical plant or any other location can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings

Fuel for Devastating Explosions

An explosion on site, in a refinery, chemical plant or any other location with a high concentration of flammable gases, mists or vapours within the atmosphere can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. Industries are heavily regulated and stringent regulations are in-place globally to prevent the unauthorised use of equipment not certified for use.

The fuel for devastating explosions. March 23rd, 2005, 15 workers were killed and 170 more were injured after the Texas City Refinery explosion occurred when a hydrocarbon vapour cloud exploded at the ISOM isomerization process unit. The accident investigation report stated that the direct cause of the accident was heavier–than-air hydrocarbon vapours combusting after coming into contact with an ignition source. CBS News

Mobility Trends

By 2021 82% of all cars shipped will be connected
82%
Enterprise apps boost worker productivity by more than
34%
IT departments fail business expectations when it comes to apps
45%
20% of consumer cars in Europe and the US will be app-connected by 2017
20%

Intrinsically Safe Smartphones

Intrinsically safe mobility is the backbone of any business operating within harsh & hazardous areas.

Mobile Encryption & Security

Secure multi-layered security architecture and military encrypted voice calls and messaging.

Intrinsically Safe Tablets

Capture field-data with intrinsically safe zone 1 and 2 certified Android and Windows tablets.

IT Networking & PBX Solutions

Dedicated IT support and phone system solutions, break-fix and structured cabling.

Real-time location System

Accurately know exactly where people, assets and equipment are located in real-time.

Oil and Mining Logistics

Providing our industrial partners with logistics solutions to optimise their value chain.

Flammable Liquid Classification

Flammable liquids are classed as:

Extremely flammable:
Liquids which have a flashpoint lower than 0°C and a boiling point (or, in the case of a boiling range, the initial boiling point) lower than or equal to 35°C.

Highly flammable:
Liquids which have a flashpoint below 21°C but which are not extremely flammable.

Flammable:
Liquids which have a flashpoint equal to or greater than 21°C and less than or equal to 55°C and which support combustion when tested in the prescribed manner at 55°C.