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Lift truck rule change for pharmaceutical manufacturers

ATEX compliant lift trucks used in pharmaceutical manufacturing sites have even greater safety requirements following an update to the EN1755:2015* standard in November 2017. This update is likely to affect...
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Pyroban delivers first lift trucks to EN1755:2015 standard

Pyroban is now shipping explosion protected trucks built to the new EN1755:2015 standard. From November 2017, the technical requirements for explosion protection increased to an even higher level of safety,...
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Appointment of Pyroban Group CEO

Pyroban is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Quarendon as the new Pyroban Group CEO. Brian is joining to support existing management, implement the carve out from Caterpillar Inc....
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Explosion protected trucks have now changed – what’s new?

Pyroban has released an infographic to help forklift OEMs, dealers and end users easily understand the effects of the new EN1755:2015 standard on explosion protected lift truck conversions.“From November 2017,...
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New business opportunities under new ownership for Pyroban Group

We are pleased to announce an exciting new chapter for Pyroban that will allow us to realise the full market opportunities for explosion protection worldwide. As of 17th November 2017, safety...
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EN1755:2015 update – At a glance

EN1755:2015 is a standard by which companies (like Pyroban) build or convert forklift trucks so that they are safe for operation in hazardous areas (zone 1, 2, 21, 22).  Mandatory from...
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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...
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French chemical industry informed about EN1755:2015

On 20th and 21st September Antonio Consoli, Sales Manager for Pyroban in France, Italy and Spain, presented a paper on the updates to EN1755:2015 at Chimie Lyon 2017 (http://www.chimielyon.com), an...
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EN1755:2015: We’re making sure your ATEX lift truck complies

The EN1755 EU standard, for companies building or converting forklift trucks for safe operation in potentially explosive environments has changed. From November 2017, an updated EN1755:2015 standard will apply to...
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Pyroban to Exhibit at Chemical Industry Exhibition Chimie

On 20th and 21st September Pyroban will exhibit at Chimie Lyon 2017 (http://www.chimielyon.com), an exhibition devoted to the French chemical industry. Pyroban converts many different types of materials handling equipment for...
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Pyroban at the Big Bang Fair

On the 28th June 2017 Pyroban participated in the Big Bang Fair South East 2017 at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, UK. The Big Bang Fair...
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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...
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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...
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Plant hire firms to address protection for potentially explosive areas

Safety company Pyroban® confirms it is possible for cranes, telehandlers and other plant equipment to be converted for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.  Pyroban says there are various options to...
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Thorough Examination “not enough” in hazardous applications, warns Pyroban

Safety company Pyroban is reminding explosion protected forklift users of the need to conduct Ex- annual safety audits (Ex-ASAs) alongside a Thorough Examination to ensure legal compliance and reduce risk...
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Are you ready for new Ex-forklift tyre requirements?

From November 2017, tyres and wheels on explosion protected forklifts, pallet trucks, reach trucks and other materials handling equipment will need to meet new requirements due to changes to the...
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Demand grows for ATEX forklift safety audits

Safety company Pyroban has reported a significant growth in the UK in 2016 for annual safety audits (Ex-ASAs) carried out on explosion protected lift trucks. The company says that users...
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New “ATEX” lift trucks for Witton Chemicals

Manufacturer Witton Chemicals has selected Pyroban to provide explosion protection on its latest forklift trucks operating in Zone 2 hazardous areas. “As a contract chemical manufacturer for blue chip companies, Witton...
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Update your training for Ex-forklift engineers, advises Pyroban

Safety company Pyroban is advising companies that their forklift engineers may need new training ahead of the introduction of the updated EN1755:2015 standard for explosion protected forklifts in November 2017. “To...
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More firms pulling tugs into hazardous area operation

Pyroban reports a “growing population” of electric tugs being used in potentially explosive atmospheres to support manual handling. “Electric tugs can complete the ignition triangle in Zoned hazardous areas, unless they...
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“Zone 2” reach trucks to handle flammable solvents at Kommerling UK

Kommerling UK has improved safety and productivity at its Lancashire (UK) site with a new fleet of explosion protected forklifts. A switch from a “Zone 1” reach truck to “Zone...
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EU emissions regulations prioritise safety in potentially explosive atmospheres

Pyroban reports that the emissions regulations (EU 97/68/EC* Directive) have been amended to support the special application of diesel engines, such as those in forklifts, used in potentially explosive atmospheres,...
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Platforms that cause explosions

Pyroban® is reminding businesses of the importance of protecting plant equipment such as access platforms, scissor lifts, spider lifts or boom lifts before any use in potentially explosive areas.  Whether...
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Coatings firm pushes safety in Poland with Pyroban protected tugs

A company that manufactures protective woodcare coatings in Poland has selected two MasterMover® electric tugs converted by Pyroban® to ensure complete safety when moving vessels within its potentially explosive operation. “The...
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The new rules for explosion protected forklifts in 2016

Following a number of recent changes to directives and standards regarding explosion protection, Pyroban has developed an infographic to easily explain the changes to those buying or supplying a forklift...
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New standard for forklifts used where powders and dusts could ignite

The new EU standard EN1755:2015 is set to impact the design of materials handling equipment intended for use in Zone 21 and 22 hazardous areas, where powders and dusts are...
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Pyroban at the Hyster HUB 2016

Pyroban exhibited at the Hyster® HUB 2016 in Weeze, Germany last week (4th – 7th October) to discuss explosion protection and ATEX compliant forklift trucks with visitors. The event welcomed hundreds...
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Pyroban provides an education in legislation at IMHX 2016

During a successful four days at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in September, Pyroban helped to educate visitors about important updates to explosion protection legislation. “IMHX gave us an invaluable...
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Pyroban “Explosive Mixer” to promote safety at IMHX with RTITB International Forklift Operator...

At the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) from 13th to 16th September 2016, Pyroban will be spreading the word about safe materials handling in potentially explosive environments as a test...
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New Ex standards on agenda at IMHX 2016

Visitors to the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016 are invited to visit safety company Pyroban’s stand to learn more about recent updates to legislation affecting explosion protection for materials...
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Pyroban supports the scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future

Safety company Pyroban is keen to attract the best students into engineering careers. To help pupils better understand the potential opportunities, Pyroban Mechanical Engineer Marco Holt participates in various STEM...
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Charity Chilli Cook Off Turns Up the Heat at Pyroban

Things got heated on Wednesday 8th June as the team from explosion protection company Pyroban took part in a chilli cooking competition to raise money for a local charity. Unlike a...
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Pyroban Makes a Splash for Charity

On Sunday 12th June, a team from leading safety company Pyroban braved the elements to compete in The Great Sussex Bath Race, raising £574.50 for charity. Teams from companies all over...
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Use genuine parts warns explosion protection firm Pyroban

Safety Company Pyroban has warned that, in a few cases, non-genuine or Pyroban supply chain parts are being used to maintain Pyroban explosion protected forklifts. “This can compromise the level of...
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Pyroban Announced as Sponsor for RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016

RTITB is pleased to announce that leading safety company Pyroban is the latest testing partner for its prestigious International Forklift Operator of the Year 2016 competition. The International Forklift Operator of...
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Forklift “static” a focus of new explosion protection standard

The EU standard to which explosion protected forklifts are designed is changing. Steve Noakes from Pyroban says that EN1755:2015 will have a significant impact on equipment intended for use in...
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Chemical waste site gets Pyroban treatment for explosion protected forklifts

Dutch waste management company Van Gansewinkel has received three new Toyota forklifts featuring Pyroban explosion protection, to ensure maximum safety for staff at its site in Moerdijk, the Netherlands. “We process...
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How The New ATEX Directive Changes Affect Explosion Proof Forklift Supply

Safety company Pyroban is offering users and suppliers of explosion proof forklifts guidance ahead of the introduction of the new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU which takes effect from 20th April 2016. The...
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Potentially explosive consequences for incorrect servicing, warns Pyroban

Safety company Pyroban is reminding explosion proof forklift users and suppliers about the need for correct servicing in accordance with the handbook to maintain safety. An explosion proof conversion of a...
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How to Select the Best Explosion Protection System for Zone 2 Mobile Equipment

Faced with operating a forklift truck or other mobile equipment within a potentially explosive environment, how should a company select which explosion proof solution is right for their needs? “Assuming you...
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