The Fluke line of intrinsically safe tools is designed to
meet the needs of technicians working in and around hazardous
areas. The tools are ideal for environments in chemical
plants, petro-chemical plants, oil platforms, refineries and
other locations where risk of explosion exists.
Intrinsic safety is a protection standard employed in
potentially explosive atmospheres. Devices that are certified
as "Intrinsically Safe" are designed to be unable to release
sufficient energy, by either thermal or electrical means, to
cause ignition of flammable material (gas, dust/particulates).
Fluke is among the first manufacturers to produce handheld
test tools according to the latest ATEX standards. The
products are easily recognizable from standard Fluke products
by their lighter grey colour and red holster.