10 September 2019, 12:53
At IMHX 2019, Pyroban® will be asking visitors ‘Are you active?’, encouraging those with operations in, or near to, potentially explosive atmospheres to consider their approach to keeping people safe.
“For many applications with Zone 2 hazardous areas, active gas detection on mobile equipment is needed to help protect people,” says Rob Vesty, Sales Manager for the UK, Pyroban. “Without active gas detection, operators can be ‘blind’ to the presence of potentially explosive gas or vapour, putting people, the company’s reputation and the supply chain at risk.”
Zone 2 areas are commonly found in transport or storage operations in the chemical, pharmaceutical, coatings, beverage, waste and logistics industries, among many others. On Pyroban’s stand visitors will see a working system6000™ gas detection console, ideal for use in these areas. They will be invited to activate the system to see how it visually and audibly alerts drivers of potential danger.
Pyroban’s system6000 is a materials handling equipment conversion which combines active gas detection with other specialist protection technologies to help keep people safe in Zone 2 hazardous areas. It can be applied to most makes and types of diesel or electric equipment, such as reach, pallet, stacker and counterbalance trucks, VNA and picking equipment.
“When you are handling potentially hazardous materials, gases can easily cross from Zone 2 areas into what is considered a ‘safe’ area and put people in danger,” explains Rob. “Our Gascheka™ active gas detection system can be used with any equipment, of any age, to keep people safe in these areas.”
IMHX visitors can get hands on with the Gascheka system at the Pyroban stand and see how it can monitor the surrounding area of any type of electric, diesel or LPG vehicle or equipment and alert people to risk. Fitted on site to equipment such as forklifts, cranes, shutters and shrink wrap machines, Gascheka can get users active in less than one day, making designated ‘safe areas’ even safer.
At IMHX, visitors can also learn more about Pyroban’s materials handling equipment conversions for Zone 1, 21 and 22 applications, which present different explosion risks, and its best in class service, which actively supports customers worldwide with parts, engineer training, technical support and Annual Safety Audits (ASA). These solutions not only help protect people but also keep lifetime equipment costs low.
Pyroban has been actively protecting millions of workers in potentially explosive atmospheres for generations and this year marks 50 years since the start of ‘Project Pyroban’. At IMHX, one of the shut-down valves from the original conversion project will be on display. Although this valve is from 1969, it features some of the same engineering principles that Pyroban uses today to keep people safe in hazardous areas.
To learn how Pyroban can help applications actively protect people from explosion risk, visit Stand 20E25 at IMHX from 24th – 27th September 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.