Pyroban to offer explosion protection assistance to entire forklift industry


Pyroban is to provide explosion protection safety support for any forklift truck even if it has not worked with the company previously.

Responding to industry demand, the explosion expert is to offer advice regardless of whether the explosion protection system used by manufacturers came from the company.

“Not all explosion protection conversion companies have the infrastructure to offer the ongoing support and service needed in a typical hazardous area operation,” explained Darren Boiling, group after sales manager, Pyroban.

“To maintain safety and avoid truck downtime, managers must be aware of where they can access the correct technical support.”

Forklift trucks, and other materials handling equipment operating in potentially explosive atmospheres, must be converted and maintained appropriately to ensure they cannot be the source of an ignition, and that they comply with ATEX. This affects many applications, including manufacturing, chemicals, logistics, paints, pharmaceuticals, waste management and food and drink operations, where vehicle availability is essential.

All maintenance, whether planned or unplanned, on an explosion protected forklift truck, requires specialist knowledge and a full understanding of explosion protection. Pyroban’s engineers will service and repair all types of ex-truck, including systems from a different conversion company if required.

In cases where trucks with other ex-systems have technology that no longer complies with the latest standards, Pyroban can also advise on the best explosion protection solutions to bring equipment up to date.

Boiling added, “Our aim is to help protect the people, sites and equipment for all operations with potentially explosive atmospheres, regardless of whether they are using equipment converted by Pyroban.”

June 16, 2017

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