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- 14 Jan 2016 ( #752 ) - Shoreham, United Kingdom
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Gascheka Duo control panel
Gascheka Duo control panel
Pyroban has responded to rising concerns about vehicle safety with a 2016 version of safety device Gascheka Duo.

"At facilities where flammable materials are handled in volume, the areas that fall outside of designated Zone 1 or 2 hazardous areas are usually classed as safe," says Jim Maloney, product manager at explosion protection specialist Pyroban. "However, a growing number of businesses have had concerns about safety in their safe areas and have installed Gascheka Duo to their vehicles working close to classified hazardous areas."

Maloney explains that designated "safe" areas are prevalent in refineries, chemical and petrochemical operations, aerosol storage, distilleries and a wide range of manufacturing and logistics operations.

"Many businesses want to do more than is required by legislation because they recognise that there may still be risks in their safe areas," he confirms.

A simple addition to any diesel, LPG or electric vehicle, Gascheka Duo is a safety device that ensures vehicles have their own integral gas detection system and cannot operate when an explosive atmosphere could be present. It monitors the area surrounding any mobile equipment, and can be easily fitted to forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, vans, cranes, access platforms, people transporters and more.

"In the event of gas or vapour release and subsequent detection, an audible and visual warning will alert the equipment operator. If the gas level increases, the system will safely shut off the ignition electrical system and bring the equipment to a safe and controlled stop," he adds. "After all, gasses and vapour releases aren't limited by zones and mobile equipment can be an ignition source."

Supplied as a kit of parts, Gascheka Duo can be fitted locally within a matter of hours to new or existing equipment.

Gascheka Duo is used in many operations alongside Pyroban's full ATEX-compliant explosion-proof products as part of a total site safety solution, to help secure the safety of staff, the brand, local community and supply chain.
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