The use of intrinsic safety in electrical circuit design techniques for hazard reduction started about 1912 in English coal mines. The advancement of this design art has been influenced by various regulatory bodies both in the USA and abroad. The lack of a thorough understanding of hazardous atmospheres has hindered the development of this design technique. Details of the interaction between regulation and scientific knowledge are presented.

  • 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:
    • Magison, E C
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00054212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Instrument Society of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM