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Intrinsically Safe Devices

Smartphones are a common form of technology for personal communications. Many would say they would be lost without their mobile devices at the ready throughout their day. Combined with notebook PCs and tablets, more than 1 billion devices ship worldwide each year. Most of these devices were designed with the consumer in mind. They may survive a drop on the ground, but few are designed to survive the rigors of professionals who encounter dust, water, and other environmental conditions unlike consumer use cases. These “designed for business” rugged devices are specially-designed for the workplace. A subset of all job sites and roles require even more protection from the surroundings; the hazardous locations where the potential for a spark and explosion exist.

This research analysis examines the applications of intrinsically safe devices for the HazLoc market; in other words, mobile device designs that exceed the most stringent environmental requirements and use techniques to limit the energy, electrical, and thermal design to a level below that which is required to ignite a hazardous atmospheric mixture.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Need for Device Protection
    • 1.1. Industries with HazLoc Requirements
    • 1.2. Key Findings and Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.3. Top-level Forecasts
    • 1.4. International Protection Ratings
    • 1.5. Hazardous Environments: Explosive Protection
  • 2. HazLoc Markets and Device Forecasts
    • 2.1. HazLoc Protection Markets
    • 2.2. Opportunities, Risks, and General Market Outlook
    • 2.3. Shipments and Forecasts
  • 3. HazLoc Device Vendors
    • 3.1. Matrix of HazLoc-certified Devices
  • 4. Appendix

Tables

  1. Intrinsically Safe Mobile Device Unit Shipment Forecast by Geographic Region, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  2. IP Rating Digit 1 Values and Meanings
  3. IP Rating Digit 2 Values and Meanings
  4. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  5. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device Revenues by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  6. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device ASPs by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  7. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device Matrix
  8. IP Rating Reference Table

Charts

  1. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  2. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device Revenues in US$ by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021
  3. Hazardous Location Ex-certified Device ASPs in US$ by Device Type, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2021

Figures

  1. Device Specialization Classes
  2. NEC and IEC / ATEX HazLoc Classification Structures
  3. Evolution of Device Procurement Processes