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Certified Intrinsically Safe Scales


Equipment used in hangars in close proximity to aircraft have increased safety standards to prevent the possibility of fire and explosions. When there is the possibility of fuel or fumes to be present, these locations are deemed ‘hazardous areas’, including all areas along the hangar floor. Any pits or depressions in the hangar floor where fumes can easily accumulate are classified differently with an even higher level of safety required.

In the US, National Electrical Code (NEC) 513 addresses aircraft hangars, and European Code IEC 60079 defines these hazardous standards. Testing laboratories independently certify equipment that are deemed safe to operate in these environments.

Intercomp is the only manufacturer to have their AC aircraft scale models independently certified by an accredited agency as Intrinsically Safe. All low profile and high capacity aircraft scales are certified for operation in Class I, Division 1 locations (Zone 0 and Zone 1), which encompasses all areas beneath aircraft including use in pits in the hangar floor where fuel and fumes might accumulate.

This increases and maximizes safety for aircraft maintenance and weigh & balance personnel without effecting the accuracy and reliability that Intercomp aircraft scales are known for. As part of their commitment to their customers, Intercomp offers RFX™ wireless intrinsically safe platform scales as standard at no additional cost for this certification.

To discuss certified intrinsically safe scales, please Contact Us for more information.

Aircraft Hangar Safety areas

Aircraft Hangar Safety areas top view

Hazardous Area – Front View Hazardous Area – Top View

 

Independently Certified Intrinsically Safe

Product Certification

Aero Testing and Certification

Testing vs. Certification