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Pyroban shows IMHX visitors an explosion proof experience

Published: May 03, 2013 by Nikki Matthews

IMHX visitors experienced the science of an explosion on the Pyroban stand at IMHX. A powerful video demonstrated the possible causes and impact of an explosion where materials handling equipment operates in potentially hazardous atmospheres.

Pyroban provides hazardous area protection, consulting and training, which includes the conversion of forklift trucks and mobile equipment so that they can be used safely and legally within hazardous areas. High risk industry sectors can include the chemical, paint, food, drink, waste, coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, bottled gas and logistics sectors.

Case study examples of customers across the various sectors were displayed on the Pyroban stand, demonstrating explosion protection for handling specific products including whisky barrels and aerosol cans.

“It was important to use the opportunity of IMHX to communicate with individuals and companies, to listen, learn and educate about potentially hazardous areas and ways to prevent an explosion,” Matthew Shirkie, head of industrial division, Pyroban said. “Through our interactive stand and our strong messaging we attempted to shift the visitors’ focus from the equipment to the application and the application-specific challenges and requirements.”

A short film showcasing new explosion prevention system, Gascheka duo, in action at a customer’s site premiered on the Pyroban stand in an explosion proof ‘experience’ room.

Pyroban’s Gascheka duo is a gas detection system designed to be fitted to mobile industrial vehicles used in “added safety areas”. The system is a simple addition to any diesel, LPG or electric vehicle, to prevent it operating when an explosive atmosphere could be present. Now with the option to specify either infrared or pellistor gas sensing heads “Gascheka duo” provides vehicle shut-off on detection of a flammable gas or vapour, helping to prevent a potential explosion in any industry.

Matthew Shirkie introduced the Gascheka duo film and led a question and answer session after.  “The new film was well received and was a great way to show our latest gas detection product offering in a real life application” he said.

Information islands on the Pyroban stand showed some of the different services offered by Pyroban including Consulting, Compliance and Service. Visitors could discuss Pyroban’s area classification and risk assessment services in addition to hazardous area training services, with Pyroban specialists.

Explosion protected trucks converted by Pyroban were also on display at IMHX. The ATEX Zone 1 system could be seen on the Hyster Briggs stand as well as the Toyota stand. Although system6000, the impressive ATEX Zone 2 gas detection system, was not on display, its ergonomic advantages could be seen on the Impact Handling stand.


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