ATEX Torches are designed for us in potentially explosive enviroments and are not capable of releasing enough electrical or thermal energy under normal or abnormal circumstances to cause ignition.
ATEX Torches for use in Hazardous Work Environments & Explosive Atmospheres
The PL0008 ATEX Torches supplied by Hazchem Safety Ltd and used on oil platforms along with offshore workwear and in many of our PPE Kits, is an intrinsically safe product certified to the highest level.
This ATEX safety certified Dual-Light Flashlight light and ATEX head lamps are not capable of releasing enough electrical or thermal energy under normal or abnormal circumstances to cause ignition, even in a Zone 0 environment. The light is rated IP-67 water/dustproof and puts out 240 lumens with an impressive beam distance of 170 meters. The torch has been tested and approved not only to ATEX but is also listed as Intrinsically Safe Permissible by cETLus, IECEx, INMETRO and MSHA meaning it can be used in potentially explosive environments anywhere in the World.
ATEX TORCHES WITH LED TECHNOLOGY
Illumination is provided by latest technology LED, giving high power output with exceptionally low power consumption, prolonging battery life, reducing waste disposal, removing the requirement for replacement bulbs, and virtually eliminating heat output. The dual body switches provide momentary or constant-on functionality for the flashlight and on/off functionality for the floodlight.
PL0150 Yellow Right Angle ATEX Safety Torch
Nightstick Intrinsically Safe Scene Light With Magnetic Mount
Three illumination options for use in multiple working environments:
Flashlight – high-efficiency deep parabolic reflector to create a usable flashlight beam rated at 170 meters. Both momentary and constant-on functionality for the flashlight.
Dual-Light– both flashlight and floodlight can be simultaneously turned on providing maximum versatility. This is exceptionally useful when working in areas with potential trip hazards; the floodlight pointing down illuminates the area immediately around the users’ feet, whilst the flashlight illuminates the way ahead.
INTRINSICALLY SAFE ATEX ZONES
Three components are necessary to create an explosion;
Flammable material– A gas, vapor, or mist.
Oxygen– Oxygen, regular breathable air, is sufficient.
Ignition Source– Extreme heat or a spark.
In a flammable atmosphere environment, special precautions must be taken to prevent catastrophic explosions. All portable lighting must be specifically engineered to avoid a spark from occurring and igniting any flammable vapors or explosive mists. In some cases, these vapors and mists can be colorless and odorless, making them especially dangerous.
Commercial worksites have different hazardous areas classified at a specific level called a “Zone.” All equipment safety ratings must be carefully selected based on the most dangerous Zone it may encounter; therefore, it is critical to identify the Zone in which you will be working.
Although it is not strictly our responsibility to tell you what PPE is best, we have had over 40 years of experience when it comes to PPE for drivers and operators in the Gas Industry. So we have come up with some recommendations below for both ladies and men working in this industry.
We know that refineries/terminals are becoming more stringent on the correct PPE being worn when loading gas, so it is important you have suitable PPE.
Stay safe on the job with Hazchem Safety’s workwear. Our top-quality safety gear, ADR and PPE kit is designed to protect you from hazardous materials and accidents. Visit our shop to browse our selection and order yours today!
Richard Latimer has worked with Hazchem Safety Ltd. since 2016, has a background in manufacture of items requiring Job Specific Certification in Fire & Smoke Control/Fire Risk Mitigation, and is currently Procurement Manager at Hazchem Safety Ltd.