Hazardous area radio
Motorola TIA-certified radios
When you’re operating in environments where flammable or explosive gases, vapours or dust may be present, you should consider communications equipment certified fit for use in a Hazardous Location – often called ‘HazLoc’.
TIA or ATEX-certified portable two-way radios deliver exceptional voice and data communications with integrated GPS plus intelligent audio and customizable voice announcements. Safe and reliable communication is the choice for professionals in hazardous environments.
Hazardous locations can be found in many industries, including refineries, fuel storage facilities, chemical plants, grain elevators and plastics processing plants. The National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA 70 defines hazardous locations as areas ‘where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapours, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibres or flyings present in the air in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures’.
'Intrinsically safe' definition
Intrinsic safety is a design technique applied to electrical equipment and wiring for hazardous locations. The technique is based on limiting energy, electrical and thermal, to a level below that required to ignite a specific hazardous atmospheric mixture.