[Gasification] Urban Myth?

Greg Manning a31ford at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 05:51:14 CDT 2012

I'm going to run with Tom and Jeff, here,

It's simply "better practice" to NOT get distracted by a cell phone,
when dealing with something that can explode.

Too many people get complacent about many things, and usually it's not
that big a deal, BUT, when dealing with your, or your kids lives, take
a second.

   " what was I thinking"

Greg Manning

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM, Jeff Davis <jeff0124 at velocity.net> wrote:
> Dear Dr. Tom,
> Myth or IS standards?
> Intrinsic Safety (IS) is for real and should also be respected in our
> industry or find something less taxing. You could check your owners
> manual to see if your cell phone is certified, but I doubt it.
> An Electrical Engineer would take the worst case scenario and apply it
> to the design not just most of the time scenario. For example what
> happens if an out put transistor fails is there a current limiting
> resistor or fuse in place? What happens if you drop the device? What
> happens if you change out the battery? Is the case really an explosion
> proof housing????
> I doubt that your diesel Rabbit will make you exempt. For example you
> fill up at a station that also sells gasoline... Maybe a trucker mixed
> up the gasoline with your diesel, etc., etc., etc....
> Jeff
> On Mon, 2012-03-19 at 08:23 -0400, Thomas Reed wrote:
>> I apologize if I was taken in by an Urban Myth purported to come from
>> Shell Oil by a good friend.
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Greg Manning,
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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