Explosive Proof Fan
Intrinsically Safe Vs Explosion-Proof?
The terms intrinsically safe and explosion-proof may sound similar, but they are very different. Intrinsically safe means that the piece of equipment itself can’t cause an explosion. Meanwhile, explosion-proof means that if an explosion did happen, the device would be protected by an explosion-proof enclosure that helps contain explosions and prevent them from spreading. Therefore intrinsically safe refers to explosion prevention, whereas explosion-proof refers to containment. Depending on your industry and working environment, you may need to use one over the other.