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Can Intrinsically Safe Equipment Be Worked on "Live"...

Posted by Devin Broadbent on Fri, Aug 03, 2012

...while located in the hazardous (explosive) atmosphere?

While maintenance/live-work on intrinsically safe field-wiring circuits is often confused with maintenance on intrinsically safe equipment, IEC/EN 60079-17 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres – Part 17: Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines) provides some information on this topic that can be useful to the reader.

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Topics: Terminology, Ask an Expert, Hazardous Area Enclosures/ Equipment, Intrinsic Safety

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