Intrinsically Safe Noise Dosimeter
The CR110AIS doseBadge Noise Dosimeter has Intrinsic Safety (ATEX, EEx, IECEx, SABS and MSHA) approval for use in hazardous environments and explosive atmospheres.
For mining application, the doseBadge is approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
Since 2003 the ATEX directive has been mandatory in Europe for all equipment sold for use in hazardous atmospheres. A quality management system has to be in place to ensure that every intrinsically safe product is built to very strict guidelines and using only approved components.
The EEx certification is to the CENELEC EN 50020 standard, which is widely used in countries outside the European Union.
The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has also approved the doseBadge for both Group II Non-Mining and Group I Mining Applications.
Limitations of the Intrinsic Safety Approval
Only the doseBadge (shown in gold above) and its direct attachments (mounting devices) are approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. None of the additional items, such as the Reader and Charger are approved so all tasks such as charging, calibrating and initializing the doseBadge should be done outside the hazardous area.
ATEX and EEx Approval Details: Non-Mining
ATEX and EEx Approval Details: Mining
IECEx Approval Details
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Approval Details
MSHA Approval Details