Recognition and acceptance of flammable gas and vapor detection are leading us toward broader and safer uses of electrical energy. The reliability achieved in this type of detection equipment during the last ten years, removes the need to resort to subjective evaluation as to the flammability of an area if a leak occurs. It is no longer necessary to enclose possible ignition sources to contain an explosion or prevent a flammable mixture to enter, if shutdown of a system or equipment is allowable before the volume of gas or vapor increases to the point of becoming flammable or explosive.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at training session sponsored by Wilmington Section of the Instrument Society of America, Appeared in "Electrical Safety Practices", Monograph #113.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Instrument Society of America

    400 Stanwix Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222
  • Authors:
    • Nesvig, E M
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00054209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Instrument Society of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM