Intrinsic safety and why it matters for industrial processors is the focus of a white paper from Moore Industries, North Hills, Calif. Written by Tina Todd, director of engineering, the paper begins with an introduction to intrinsic safety (IS) before discussing the different components in an intrinsically safe system and the two different types of barriers.

Available for download from Moore Industries’ website, “Associated Apparatus: The Safe and Most Affordable IS Solution” explains the differences between simple apparatus with separate intrinsic safety barriers and associated apparatus with intrinsically safe field connections. It also addresses why selecting an associated apparatus that includes the intrinsic safety barrier provides advantages for process applications.

The paper is applicable to the industrial process control sector in industries such as oil refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and pulp and paper.