Explosion protection company Pyroban has seen year on year growth for its Gascheka duo ‘added safety’ system. But why do so many companies choose this product when it may not be a legal requirement outside of zones one and two?
Manufacturer of electrical safety solutions, Cementex, has announced the availability of its PPE storage canisters, which provide a high standard of protection for arc flash suits with hoods or face shields, thanks to its oversized 14” diameter.
Chemical manufacturer LANXESS Urethanes 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 flammable material is present.
The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe work environment. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology.
Optimas’ Components Division has delivered further convenience and choice for its customers with the inclusion of workwear and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to its already extensive range of fasteners and c-class components. The new range contains a host of leading brands such as DeWalt, Dickies, Irwin and Scan among others; with ordering available via an existing credit account for maximum ease of purchase.
Tugboat winches operate under extremely harsh conditions. Often towing vessels that are many times the size and weight of themselves, their winches must overcome rough seas and extreme loads. Typically hydraulically driven, high pressure pumps are used to convert power from the ships’ engines to the winch. One manufacturer relies on high quality Stromag Vector couplings to accommodate the shock loading and misalignment inherent in the application.
Safety company Pyroban has warned businesses that they may be unaware that hand pallet trucks operating in explosive atmospheres have the potential to cause ignition and should thus undergo specialist explosion protection conversion.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 24% of non-fatal injuries suffered by construction workers in 2016-17 were caused by trips and low-level falls. Slips and trips account for the greatest number of accidents onsite and trailing cables are often the culprit. Astonished by the lack of products available to reduce the risk cables presented, Perry Coppen set out to elevate health and safety standards in the workplace.
It has been announced by Cementex, the innovative safety tool specialists committed to providing the highets calibre tools to it's customers, that its insulating rubber apron is available, well suited for working on or around battery storage systems.
There has been no standard to certify non-electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres except the European EN 13463 series, until the ISO 80079-36 and ISO 80079-37 were introduced that is. This meant certification was only applicable in areas of the world that accepted ATEX documentation.