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Oil & Gas

In the oil and gas industry, workforce safety is on top of everything around the world. Keeping the workforce connected and informed is the key to a safe and efficient workplace. Hytera Communications Solution for the oil and gas industries covers the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors to empower the whole process with safety control and efficient productivity.

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What is Intrinsic Safety

Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy, electrical and thermal, available for ignition. Areas with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust are found in applications such as petrochemical refineries and mines. As a discipline, it is an application of inherent safety in instrumentation. High-power circuits such as electric motors or lighting cannot use intrinsic safety methods for protection. All the radios, audio accessories and third party sensors that integrate with Hytera solutions are IS certified to meet the safety requirements of a working environment.

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Meeting the Standards

Standards for intrinsic protection are mainly developed by IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) but different agencies also develop standards for intrinsic safety. Examples of such agencies in North America are the Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM Global), which certifies radios, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) that certifies mobile phones, and in Canada the Canadian Standards Association. In Europe, the standard for intrinsic safety certification is the CENELEC standard EN 60079-11 which is part of the ATEXdirective(ATEX), while in other countries around the world the IEC standards (IECEx) are followed.

Hytera's explosion-proof radios has been certified by most of the rigorous standards in the world including ATEX, IECEX, FM, UL, CSA of Canada and TIIS of Japan.

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