Intrinsically safe mobile phones and smart phones

Mobile phones may not seem to be dangerous to use. But in specific situations, you wouldn’t want to turn one on unless you are guaranteed it won’t cause trouble. The case we are talking about is explosive, risky environments. And you would be surprised how close they are to us. Garage, gas filling station fills in that category. We are not talking about working facilities where workers like to carry cell phones around. A simple drop or call may produce a spark that may lead to disaster.

Some manufacturers specialize in building intrinsically safe mobile phones. They are ATEX (Atmospheres Explosibles) certified, which means that they are safe enough (we say safe enough because no one ever can give 100% guarantee) to work in chemical, petroleum, and pharmaceutical areas where gas and explosives dust may be present.

rugged phone

What makes such devices safe? First of all, ruggedness. Rugged smartphones can be a game-changer if you work in a field where they could get damaged easily. They have to withstand drops in order not to shatter and expose electronics. Another feature is sealing. No water, gas, or dust may enter inside that may ignite. And, of course, proper shielding that sparks wouldn’t have passage to slip out.

Today’s technologies allow mobile phones to be packed with additional features. Intrinsically safe phones are not an exception. With the same safety features, there are cameras, LED torches, GPS, data storage. These add-ons free from additional equipment. For instance no need to carry around an intrinsic safe camera – pictures may be taken with the same smartphone. It is better to invest in a safe mobile phone than expect nothing to happen while carrying usual phones in dangerous areas. Intrinsic safe mobile phone blog has more information about potential dangers in various explosive areas.

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