Intrinsically Safe

Intrinsically Safe Underwater Tested Mag-Probe

Intrinsically Safe

Kevin Gittemeier’s YouTube Video Shows the Value of the Bartol Mag-Probe which is an Intrinsically Safe Underwater Tested Non-Contact Solenoid Valve and Relay Tool that can be Used in Explosive Environments .



Solenoid valve testers that operate using interchangeable batteries are not  intrinsically safe and are at risk of corroding internal contact points rendering them useless when testing solenoid valves and relays underwater.   The  Bartol Mag-Probe is a completely self contained test instrument allowing flexibility for use in conditions where interchangeable battery operated testers have a high failure rate.  

If you have ever used a flashlight with interchangeable batteries I’m sure you remember pounding on the flashlight to get it to work.  This will never happen with the Mag-Probe because every connection is soldered and totally sealed, isolating the internal components. This allows use in liquid, explosive or corrosive environment making it an intrinsically safe tool for technicians testing solenoid valves or relays on off shore oil rigs, natural gas operations, refineries or chemical processing plants.

For technical questions, or to purchase the Mag-Probe

Contact Bob Bartol or go to BartolMag-Probe YouTube , or Call Bob at 208-321-7566

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Bob Bartol has spent his whole life working with electronics in almost every capacity and spent many hours in Physics classes. He currently holds 4 U.S. patents and has been making a living off one of the patents "The Bartol Mag-Probe" for over twenty years. Bartol Research's Mag-Probe now has a global reach and is dramatically reducing trouble shooting downtime anywhere a solenoid valve. relay, or contactor is used. F111 Air Force Projects - European Flight Competition January 1968 Bob attended electronics school in the Air Force. Upon graduation he was assigned to a fighter wing in Germany. During his assignment he prepared seven aircraft for European competition. The fighter wings aircraft won the competition. Bob then returned to the United States and taught advanced radar for two years. Two years later, he returned to Europe. During this assignment, Air Force headquarters Europe selected Bob to open a Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory (P.M.E.L) in England. It was the first of its kind in the Air Force. Upon his return to the United States, Air Force headquarters assigned Bob to Air Force research command in Florida. This was strictly a scientific assignment for research and development. After three years he moved from Eglin AFB in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California where he had direct contact with the National Bureau of Standards and supported research and development aircraft. During this assignment, he designed a modification for the TF X fighter (F-111). This modification made possible an additional 9800 flying hours per year. The F111 was the first swing wing aircraft in history. General Dynamics completed the modification prior to acceptance by the U.S. Air Force. Modification of F111 Aircraft General Dynamics March 1968 As a result of increasing this flying time Bob Received an award from Edwards Air Force Base for Increasing flying time of the F111 by 9,800 hours per year. The Award was Presented by Colonel Grumbles to TSGT Bob Bartol on June 17, 1968

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