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2013-06-24 23:27:45

Airo Wireless® is pleased to announce the new intrinsically safe I-Safe™ 28 is the first and only smartphone to achieve certification under UL 913 Standards for intrinsic safety. Available for immediate delivery, the I-Safe™ 28 is also the only handset on the market that provides cell phone, WiFi, Push-to-Talk (PTT), email, fully independent GPS, and telematics in a ruggedized Windows Embedded Handheld smartphone that also runs ERP, process control, HSSE, compliance and other...

2013-06-11 23:17:15

Heat-Line (http://www.heatline.com), a Canadian company that develops and manufactures state of the art freeze protection systems utilizing conductive polymer self-regulating technology, has developed a new product, Milliamp (MA-10), a universal electrical safety device for underwater pumps that eliminates potential electrical hazards common to submerged pump systems. Carnarvon, Ontario (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Lorne Heise, CEO of Heat-Line (http://www.heatline.com), a Canadian company that...


Latest Electrical safety Reference Libraries

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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