Intrinsic Safety means making a circuit incapable of causing fire and explosion. Its superiority over other methods such as explosion proofing is discussed and it is shown that with modern semi-conductor devices a significant amount of electronic equipment can be safely used in an explosive environment at little cost or technical sacrifice. Examples given are instrumentation, motor control, alarm systems, emergency lighting and audible warning systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 24-26th 1972 New Orleans RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1-Papers AA and A thru F-Marine Traffic Systems, Volume 2-Papers G thru L-Safe Ship Operations, Volume 3-Papers M thru Q-Maritime Satellite Systems, Volume 4-Papers R thru Z-Trends in Maritime Communications. SOLD ONLY AS A COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET $10.00 PER SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Redding, R J
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-24

Media Info

  • Features: References;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1972 12:00AM