Intrinsically Safe Phone Cases for Hazardous Areas


Employees in hazardous areas need a device that’s intrinsically safe in order to document or live-stream their work, record safety training sessions, inspect areas, or search for information – this helps avoid accidental explosions while complying with company health and safety policies.

An intrinsically safe phone case is designed to shield emitted energy from sparking ignition and provide consumers with an effective means of making consumer devices explosion-proof.


Employees working in hazardous areas require safe mobile devices. An intrinsically safe phone case was explicitly created to safeguard smartphones in locations containing flammable gases, vapors, mists, or fibers in dangerous concentrations – as well as for accidental instances where concentrations might occur unexpectedly. These cases also allow safe use in locations not customarily considered hazardous (but may occur incidentally).

Contrary to regular smartphone cases, intrinsically safe phone cases are composed of non-sparking materials to prevent accidental ignition of flammable materials and feature reduced power output to minimize heat or spark production that could potentially trigger an explosion. As well as offering added safety features and durability for harsh working conditions – many intrinsically safe cases are made of rugged polycarbonate, which makes them easy to grip even while wearing heavy gloves – these cases also come equipped with features designed specifically to provide extra gripping ability allowing easy gripping even while wearing heavy gloves!

Intrinsically safe cases offer another significant advantage over flameproof issues in that they do not rely on them to function. Most consumer devices are designed to dissipate heat through their casing itself, so placing it inside an impenetrable flameproof container increases weight and size while potentially leading to overheating of batteries encased inside it. Furthermore, opening such a case to charge up your phone requires breaching said casing, which violates site policy and can void warranties if breaching occurs accidentally.

Due to these considerations, an intrinsically safe case is often preferred over dedicated Android ATEX devices. Furthermore, Apple’s iOS platform is considered more secure due to its rigorous app vetting and software updates – factors that enhance hardware security while helping mitigate malware risks.

Intrinsically safe iPhone cases provide frontline workers with an ideal way to stay in contact with colleagues in hazardous environments without the risk of explosion. One such device, RealWear Navigator Z1, was specifically engineered for these rigorous requirements by being certified by both ATEX and IECEx – giving it the necessary protection standards required for use in hazardous zones.


Smartphones have become an indispensable piece of technology in many work environments. Accessing email, the internet, and various applications makes smartphones invaluable tools for business productivity and personal use alike. Unfortunately, using phones in hazardous areas poses a risk: equipment could become damaged or ignite an explosion, resulting in a blast. That is why dangerous area-certified cases exist as safeguards.

Intrinsically safe phones boast not only protective designs but also rugged specifications to withstand hazardous locations. Their cases are built to withstand shocks, vibrations, and dust; some even feature anti-shock enclosures to avoid accidental drops from occurring. Plus, they come equipped with powerful lithium-ion batteries, allowing workers to stay productive in any hazardous zone.

Explosion-proof smartphone cases are an invaluable asset to employees working in industries operating in hazardous environments. They allow frontline employees to conduct inspections and maintenance tasks while adhering to company safety policies and government regulations; additionally, they can collect vital data related to gases, vapors, oil, or dust hazards.

An intrinsically safe case is designed to reduce electrical circuit energy to levels that won’t ignite flammable materials, as well as protect its contents from accidental contact by workers in environments with potentially explosive gases and vapors. Additionally, these cases protect from unexpected touch when used near flammable gases or vapors in environments.

These cases transform any standard iPhone into an ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 ATex-certified phone for use in hazardous locations, enabling it to be used for scanning, interfacing with software/apps/services such as work order records updating, as well as making and receiving calls as well as being connected securely through VPN networks for communication.

Xcel iPhone cases go beyond intrinsic safety certification to meet stringent ATEX and IECEx standards for extra safety, with approval in both Class I (where flammable gas, vapors, or dust could potentially ignite or explode) and Class II/Division 2 settings where hazardous substances may exist in less dangerous amounts.


Without an intrinsically safe phone case, taking your latest smartphone into hazardous environments would not be possible. No matter if your work involves agriculture, mining, oil & gas exploration & production, public utilities, emergency services (firefighting/policing), or chemical processing operations, having an intrinsically safe case allows you to stay connected while working in Class 1 Division 1, classified hazardous area environments.

These cases are designed to fit with various smartphones, giving you plenty of choices that meet your unique needs. With safety certifications such as ATEX, IECEx, NEC, EU/UK, and CSA ratings, as well as PCCE (Philippines), INMETRO (Brazil), and SANS (South Korea) ratings, these cases meet industry-specific standards for safety certifications and ratings. Furthermore, each patient undergoes tests for flammability resistance, spark resistance, and electromagnetic compatibility so they meet industry-specific guidelines.

These cases have been designed and tested to withstand shocks, vibrations, and dust for use both indoors and outdoors with Zone 1 classifications. Furthermore, they feature anti-slip grips and waterproof seal protection to safeguard your phone against spills or splashes, temperature extreme resistance, and temperature-proof for added safety when working in hazardous areas. Overall, these cases help you remain productive and efficient when working in potentially harmful sites.

An intrinsically safe case blocks energy that could otherwise spark ignition, so you must find one with sufficient protection for your application. Look for one certified to work in hazardous environments like ATEX Zone 1, CSA Class 1 Division 2, or NEC 510 for optimal results.

Xcel offers an expansive selection of iPhone ATEX cases, Samsung ATEX cases, and iPad ATEX cases to empower frontline workers on your site to complete critical inspection and maintenance tasks safely and efficiently. These cases undergo rigorous tests to meet stringent European Union ATEX directives and organizational-led standards from IECEx, CSA, and NEC 500 for global intrinsic safety certifications. Your devices must meet strict safety requirements in the most demanding environments, and this helps reduce tension between IT and security teams when they allow mobile devices on site. This is especially crucial if your work falls within EU regulations with frequent audits taking place.


Intrinsically safe phone cases offer more than just protection from explosions; they also enhance employee safety when working in potentially hazardous areas, helping prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities, as well as comply with company health and safety policies and other regulations that mandate using mobile phones in such environments.

Many people assume a protective phone case will suffice when working in hazardous environments, but unfortunately, this is often not the case; users often experience issues with their smartphones when in these settings. To mitigate such problems and ensure your smartphone works safely in any hazardous work environment, try investing in an intrinsically safe case explicitly designed to keep it out of harm’s way.

At Exloc Instruments, we offer a selection of high-quality, intrinsically safe cell phones from some of today’s premier manufacturers. These cases have been engineered specifically for Hazardous Area environments, including ATEX Zone 1, Zone 2, Class 1 Division 2, and IECEx certifications; additionally, they feature rugged materials designed to withstand shocks and vibrations found in hazardous locations as well as dust/water protection for optimal mobile phone performance.