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How to build an ATEX forklift

How to build an ATEX forklift

To comply with European legislation, forklifts operating in potentially explosive atmospheres require special conversion to reduce the risk of ignition. But what does this involve? Safety company Pyroban explains. “A very small percentage of forklifts are used for operations in Zone 1, 2, 21 or 22 hazardous areas,” explains Steve …

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Pyroban – Lift truck driver awareness systems have changed

Pyroban Lift truck driver awareness systems have changed

New standards have called for increased safety performance levels for certain driver awareness systems in Zone 2 hazardous areas. The recent changes to EN1755* affect chemical companies, whisky distilleries and any manufacturing or logistics business using a system to alert lift truck drivers to the presence of an explosive atmosphere. …

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ATEX lift truck audits – Accept no imitations

ATEX lift truck audits accept no imitations

ATEX lift truck users are being reminded that only fully trained Pyroban engineers can provide the annual safety audit known as the Ex-ASA. “Pyroban trains customer engineers to fix and maintain explosion protected handling equipment safely,” says Karolina Kurzawa, Aftersales Service and Training from Pyroban. “However, the training does not …

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Pyroban invests in 2-year EN1755 change programme

Pyroban invests in 2 year EN1755 change programme

To meet the requirements of the new EU standard for explosion protected lift truck design, Pyroban has invested in a 2-year EN1755:2015 change programme. The EN1755:2015 standard, entitled ‘Safety of industrial trucks. Operation in potentially explosive atmospheres. Use in flammable gas, vapour, mist and dust’, supersedes EN1755:2000 and is mandatory …

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New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

Forklift trucks used in solvent recovery and waste treatment plants will be required to have even greater safety measures from November 2017. The new EN1755:2015* standard is expected to affect the management of ATEX compliant lift trucks when static becomes considered a “normal” occurrence in Zone 2 hazardous areas. “The …

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Pyroban confirms support for any brand of ATEX lift truck

Pyroban confirms support for any brand of ATEX lift truck

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,” …

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