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What is an ATEX Zone 1 area?

For lift truck dealers looking to brush up on their knowledge of explosion protection, here is a simple overview of what an ATEX Zone 1 area is and what ATEX lift trucks for Zone 1 are all about. What is ATEX Zone 1? A Zone 1 hazardous area is classified as a place in...

ATEX safety for LANXESS Urethanes’ lift truck fleet

Chemical manufacturer LANXESS Urethanes UK Ltd. has received a new generation of Pyroban® protected lift trucks for its operation in Baxenden, UK. The company handles large volumes of flammable material and relies on active explosion protection to alert the drivers if...

What are the ignition risks on a diesel engine?

At the heart of all temporary well service equipment, there is usually a diesel engine providing the power. We explain the ignition risks found on standard powerpacks and how to overcome them. In the oil and gas industry, there is always a risk of a flammable...

Certification updates for Pyroban

Pyroban is pleased to have achieved the requirements for re-certification for four important certifications / notifications. This follows a six-day audit, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to quality, safety and customer service. Sira Certification...

Articulated lift trucks for Zone 2 paint and coatings operation

We have just completed the conversion of eight Aisle-Master articulated lift trucks for a paint and coatings manufacturing site in the UK. Converted by Pyroban for Zone 2 operations in line with EN1755:2015, the ATEX 2014/34/EU compliant trucks feature Pyroban’s...

Explosion Risk from Hand Pallet Trucks

Businesses may be unaware that hand pallet trucks operating in potentially explosive atmospheres have the potential to cause ignition, warns safety company Pyroban. Many types of diesel or electric powered materials handling equipment, such as lift trucks, frequently...

Pyroban Explosion Protection on show at the Hyster® Rhine Tour

The Hyster® Rhine Tour, supported by Pyroban, has concluded following four events in four countries in June and July 2018. The Rhine Tour started during TOC Europe from 12-14 June in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A barge transporting Hyster equipment and solutions from...

Unique 7 tonne lift truck for Zone 1 petrochemical operation

Pyroban has recently converted a Toyota 8FBMHT70 with a 7 tonne lift capacity for use in a Zone 1 area at a petrochemical site in the UK.  This is an unusual combination, so we checked our records and believe that it is the first Zone 1 lift truck with this capacity...

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...

Naturex relies on Pyroban

For nearly 50 years, Pyroban has been providing explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment and diesel engines. Recently, it has played an important role in the renewal of the materials handling equipment fleet for Naturex, an established company...

When was your ATEX lift truck last checked properly?

A thorough examination of a lift truck is essential, but what about the explosion protection safety system itself? ATEX lift trucks should have ATEX safety specific checks every year, or even sooner. This image shows a lift truck driver happily feeding the reactors in...