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Providing support for ATEX lift trucks
22 June 2017
Explosion protection safety company Pyroban has responded to industry demand by providing technical support for any ATEX forklift truck, regardless of the brand of explosion protection system.
"Not all explosion protection conversion companies have the infrastructure to offer the ongoing support and service needed in a typical hazardous area operation," explains Darren Boiling, group after sales manager for Pyroban. "To maintain safety and avoid truck downtime, managers must be aware of where they can access the correct technical support."
Forklift trucks, and other materials handling equipment, operating in potentially explosive atmospheres must be converted and maintained appropriately to ensure they cannot be the source of an ignition, and comply with ATEX. This affects many applications, including manufacturing, chemicals, logistics, paints, pharmaceuticals, waste management and food and drink operations, where vehicle availability is essential.
All maintenance, whether planned or unplanned, on an explosion protected forklift truck requires specialist knowledge and a full understanding of explosion protection. Pyroban's says its engineers have the skills and knowledge to service and repair all types of ex-truck, including systems from a different conversion company if required.
In cases where trucks with other Ex-systems have technology that no longer complies with the latest standards, Pyroban can also advise on the best explosion protection solutions to bring equipment up to date.
Boiling adds: "Our aim is to help protect the people, sites and equipment for all operations with potentially explosive atmospheres, regardless of whether they are using equipment converted by Pyroban."