With "Safe" Equipment, Are You Getting the Real Deal?

We spend enough time in our industry worrying about fake drugs, but let's not forget that any product for which consumers are willing to pay a premium is an attractive target for counterfeiters. Thanks to Walt Boyes on ControlGlobal.com's Sound Off! blog for this item on the possibility that some hazardous area equipment, such as explosion-proof or intrinsically safe products regularly used in the pharmaceutical industry, are susceptible to piracy.

This begs the question as to whether or not we need improved means of verification for such equipment, on a par with those measures that we take to protect our drug supply. Do we need more proof that something is indeed explosion-proof?

--PWT