Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios are designed and guaranteed to not create a spark when dropped nor to emit an electrical charge when in operation. In layman's terms, Intrinsically Safe walkie talkies are often called explosion proof. Intrinsically safe two way radios are required on Oil Rigs, at Refineries, and in Confined Space workplaces where Gases or flammable dust might be present. Intrinsically safe two way radios may be a requirement of your Insurance Company, OSHA, or a standard industry practice.
Twowayradiocenter.com offers Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios manufactured by Hytera and Motorola. Hytera Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios are certified by UL, the recognized leader in product safety certifications in the United States and around the World. Hytera intrinsically safe models meet UL 913 standards for Intrinsically Safe apparatus for Class I, II, III Division 1; Groups C, D, E, F, & G Temp T4.
Motorola intrinsically safe 2 way radios have been certified Intrinsically Safe by SGS Group, the World's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. All Motorola Intrinsically safe two way radios offered on Twowayradiocenter.com are certified by SGS to meet the requirements of ANSI/UL913 5th Edition for Class I, II, III Division 1; Groups C, D, E, F, & G Temp T3C hazardous locations.
Additionally, we offer Motorola and Hytera branded accessories which are certified Intrinsically Safe when used with the corresponding Intrinsically Safe 2 way radio model. Please note, using aftermarket batteries or accessories branded as Intrinsically Safe voids both the Hytera and Motorola Intrinsically Safe Certifications they provide. This policy is strictly adhered too and there are no exceptions.
Our Insurance Company has advised us to use explosion proof two way radios. Will these work? Yes, the 2 way radios in this category are all explosion proof or Intrinsically Safe as defined by OSHA.
Our Insurance Company has told us to purchase Factory Mutual Certified Intrinsically Safe two way radios. How are these different? Factory Mutual is an old, expired standard. The UL 913 is the current standard in the United States. Hytera certifies their radios directly through UL and Motorola uses SGS to meet the UL standards. SGS is an International Firm whereas UL is a US Based company.
We have no obligation to use Intrinsically Safe two way radios but think they are a good idea. Your thoughts? An Insurance Investigator told us if you're using an Intrinsically Safe two way radio you are inferring your knowledge of an inherent safety risk which can create a liability. Don't create liabilities for yourself you if you don't have too.
Can we mix Intrinsically Safe and non-Intrinsically Safe two way radios? You should never mix non-intrinsically safe two way radios with intrinsically safe two way radios as it voids the certification.
How can we easily identify an Intrinsically Safe two way radio and an Intrinsically Safe Accessory? Motorola Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radios are identified by a blue sticker on the accessory connection point of the radio and by blue stickers on corresponding batteries or other accessories. Do not use an Intrinsically Safe Two Way Radio with a Non-Intrinsically Safe Accessory.