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Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76900
03/29/01 03:04 PM
03/29/01 03:04 PM
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Do you know if there is a requirement for explosion proof cell phones and pagers. I am concerned about employees working in a Class 1, Division 1 atmosphere. Employees working in a hazardous location are required to carry either a cell phone or pager for health reasons. Thank you for your attention to this.



JPeckham@nerac.com (Jack Peckham)



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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76901
03/29/01 04:21 PM
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Pagers and portable radios are available in "intrinsically safe" versions which can be used in Class 1 Div 1 areas. I'm not sure about cell phones.
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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76902
03/30/01 08:19 AM
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" reach out and torch someone"..????

Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76903
03/30/01 12:16 PM
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ROTFLMAO!


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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76904
03/11/03 04:43 PM
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rmiell  Offline
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I found this post while searching for information on cell phone use around car fuel dispensers. Anyone have any more info about this? I have heard that it (cell phone use) could cause a fire while filling, like that horror story about using a plastic container laying in the back of a pickup. Any links to the true stories here?

Thanks, Rick Miell

Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76905
03/11/03 05:41 PM
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You might try contactacting Mine Safety & Health Administration and see if they know of a "permissible" pager & cell phone. Permissible is their wy of saying it won't ignite a methane/air mixture.
http://www.msha.gov/


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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76906
03/12/03 03:06 PM
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Oil companies are extremely concerned about cell phone use and gas pumps. I forget which company but a major oil company has had several deaths that I know of attributed to cell phones ringing. If you notice your surrondings while fueling up, you'll notice a decal telling you to shut off cell phone before fueling.
Haven't heard of a pager problem.

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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76907
03/12/03 04:01 PM
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Boy, can you imagine how big a Class I, DivI, cellphone would be??
And, having to figure out a way to "open it up" to place a call??

I just had to add some sick humor to this thread.

Seriously, the majority of the chemical plants that I have to go to for inspections, require that you leave phones, pagers & radios at the point of entry.

John


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Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76908
03/12/03 04:04 PM
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electech  Offline
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Trying to picture how a pager would help in an emergency...

"Bang once on the big steel pipe if your OK, twice if you are hurt..." er, something like that.

Re: Re: Explosionproof Cell Phones and Pagers? #76909
03/12/03 10:20 PM
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The question from Rick Miell can be answered by http://www.pei.org/static/

As to the original question, posted in 2001, I'm not sure [Linked Image]

P. S. Re: cellphones at the gas station, visit http://www.snopes.com/autos/hazards/gasvapor.asp

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