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Intrinsically Safe Product Design Part 4: Role of the Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL)

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jul 1st 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this series introduced the concept of intrinsically safe design for explosive environments. Part 2 described considerations for the definition of explosive environments and how geographic regions for device use can impact both explosive atmosphere characterization and product implementation. Part 3 describes regulatory and quality requirements for ongoing production and sale…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design Part 3: Production Quality Requirements

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jun 11th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this series introduced the concept of intrinsically safe design for explosive environments. Part 2 described considerations for the definition of explosive environments and how geographic regions for device use can impact both explosive atmosphere characterization and product implementation. This blog describes regulatory and quality requirements for ongoing…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design, Part 2: Defining the Hazardous Location Environment

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jun 3rd 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of intrinsic safety. Part 2 describes the characterization of hazardous environments with respect to intrinsically safe electronic devices. Internationally, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is considered to be a benchmark in the definition of explosive atmospheres and certification of electrical equipment for…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design, Part 1: Introduction to Intrinsic Safety

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: May 28th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

SECO USA designs and manufactures portable and handheld electronic devices that must have inherently low-power operation and high computational performance. One application area for which SECO USA designs and delivers electronic devices is intrinsic safety. Intrinsically safe (IS) product is designed to operate in hazardous areas, such as explosive environments,…

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