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ATEX Explosion Proof Diesel Forklift Trucks

Pyroban can convert all makes and models of counter balance forklift trucks so that they are safe for use in Zone 2 certified hazardous areas (ATEX). Our gas detection product system6000 offers active explosion protection in Zone 2 areas and can be adapted for use on all major OEM diesel powered forklifts.

Pyroban system6000 is a comprehensive kit which our engineers will adapt to ensure your forklift truck retains all of its original features and ergonomics. This is undertaken at one of our Pyroban conversion centres.

Gas Detection

Your diesel forklift truck with be fitted with a state of the art gas sensing head to allow it to detect gas when your truck is in operation. There are two different gas sensing heads, Pellistor and Infrared, and the correct head will be fitted depending on your application and potential gas risks. In the event that a gas is detected, system6000 will shut your truck down, protecting it from the risk of explosion.

Control Module

The system6000 control module is fitted within the forklift truck cab and is used to start the system. It provides a continual interface between the truck and the operator and is used to alert them when any gas is detected.


An important part of the system6000 conversion is ensuring that all truck components are protected and temperature monitored. Pyroban Zone 2 ATEX certified components will be used where necessary in place of any OEM components. If any temperature monitored component reaches an unsafe level, system6000 will automatically shut down the forklift truck so that it is protected from the risk of explosion.

Diesel Engine Shutdown

A diesel engine shutdown system will be fitted so that the forklift is protected from the dangers of engine overspeed, high exhaust gas temperature, high oil pressure and high surface temperature. The system6000 conversion will safely shutdown the engine without the risk of damage to the engine or engine critical components.