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Update on four rising stars from the Pyroban apprenticeship programme

Update on four rising stars from the Pyroban apprenticeship programme

Alongside huge investments in our facilities in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, UK, we are continually developing our highly skilled workforce to help ensure the future of Pyroban for the next 50 years. Our apprenticeship programme plays an important role in this and we...

Thorough Examinations not enough for ATEX forklifts

Thorough Examinations not enough for ATEX forklifts

The UK’s National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) returns on 8th June this year with a new theme focused on ensuring that all material handling equipment (MHE) remains safe for use. The campaign focuses on the importance of accredited Thorough Examination, but what happens...

Confused about “ATEX” compliant lithium-ion forklift batteries?

Confused about “ATEX” compliant lithium-ion forklift batteries?

Using a lithium-ion battery to power a lift truck has many advantages in the right application, but (at the time of writing in June 2021) the requirements to assure lithium-ion batteries are safe for use in potentially explosive atmospheres is not clear.  Some...

17 year old Pyroban conversion still going strong

17 year old Pyroban conversion still going strong

How long do explosion protected trucks last? That depends on many factors, but here’s one site still using Pyroban equipment nearly 20 years later! In this picture you see several Pyroban units that are still operational at a chemical site in the UK. They are all safe...

Pioneer Safety Group welcomes Allenwest Ltd

Pioneer Safety Group welcomes Allenwest Ltd

Pyroban is pleased to welcome Pioneer Safety Group’s newest acquisition – Allenwest Ltd. Founded in 1918 and based in Prestwick, Scotland, Allenwest designs and manufactures transformers, switchgear and control-gear for mining, tunnelling, renewable, petrochemical and...

Did you know scrubber driers also need explosion protection?

Did you know scrubber driers also need explosion protection?

It’s not all about forklifts in hazardous areas! In fact, any equipment operating within a potentially explosive atmosphere needs to be safe to help protect staff and the supply chain. So, what happens when the warehouse or factory floor needs to be cleaned? The...

3 more explosion proof JCB 444 diesel engines leave Pyroban

3 more explosion proof JCB 444 diesel engines leave Pyroban

We have just shipped a further three Pyroban® HazPak™ 100 explosion proof powerpacks for use in offshore oil and gas applications. Featuring the JCB 444 engine, the Hazpaks are pre-engineered and ATEX/IECEx certified diesel engines suitable for Zone 2 hazardous areas...