Hytera Intrinsically Safe Radios
Work safety is a core mission of Hytera. From its years of continuous in-depth research, Hytera has developed a series of intrinsically safe radios. It continues to undertake technological innovation to achieve the ultimate explosion-proof performance for its products. The certifications and approvals for use in environments with inflammable and explosive gases and dust that the models in its family of intrinsically safe radios have achieved are IECEx(international), ATEX(EU), NEC(US&CA), CCC-Ex(CN). These models can be widely used in the energy industry, such as in oil and natural gas, and other areas in mining, the chemical industry, airport, firefighting, and dangerous chemicals management, to ensure a safe production and operation environment.
Different types of Intrinsically Safe Radios
Whether it is an intrinsically safe two-way radio is not determined by itself, but must be certified by the explosion-proof standard system. Jurisdictions differ in their certification standards and systems to qualify a product as explosion-proof. Here we take a look at the main certification bodies:
IECEx is the explosion-proof certification promoted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Its purpose is to standardize equipment and services worldwide to promote international trade while maintaining high standards of equipment safety. The current certification for explosive atmospheres is IEC 60079.
The ATEX Directive is the certification for “equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres” adopted by the European Commission. Its purpose is to create a single market within Europe, eliminate technical barriers to trade, and ensure that equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres can circulate freely among member states.
The American explosion-proof certification system (NEC: National Electrical Code) is divided into two major systems: Division and Zone. The Division system (ie NEC500) adopts the explosion-proof mark of the United States. The main standards are UL913, TIA-4950-A, etc., Zone system (NEC505/506) adopts the explosion-proof standard consistent with the IEC system, and the standard used is UL 60079.