INTRINSICALLY SAFE--THE FABLE BEHIND THE LABEL

The advertising age has caught up with the timely term intrinsic safety. The failure to recognize the National Electrical Code Definition that an intrinsically safe system or device is safe under "normal or abnormal" conditions can cause user problems. The conditions under which the designer and user must be able to sort out the electrical facts from advertising claims are presented in this paper.

  • 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  USA  15222
  • Authors:
    • Coffee, R D
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00054214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Instrument Society of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM