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ATEX Certified DuroWipers

Wednesday, 11th March 2020

 A recent order for six External DuroWipers Class 90 pantograph, will go to Excellift, a Malaysia based lift/crane/material handling company. The systems will be installed to two crane cabins for use on Oil Platforms, each requiring a wiper system for one front and two side windows.

 “Up until now, we have been synonymous with equipping the RNLI’s Shannon Class lifeboats and the Royal Navy but ATEX certified DuroWipers is a new market for us. It is real kudos that Excellift has sought out DuroWipers quality based on our reputation for both quality and sustainability coupled with a three year warranty.”

“We’re keen to grow this new market as our wiper systems coupled with ATEX certification offers a superior quality product for a safe working environment.”

EU Directive
ATEX is a European Union directive from the European Committee for Standardization, it’s a gold safety standard that covers: “Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.”

Under the directive, if you are a supplier to the oil and gas or mining industries – or if you operate directly in them – you will be required to prove the equipment you supply is ATEX certified.

ATEX requirements covering the zones (Zone 0, 1 and 2 for Gas, and Zone 20 21 22 for dust).  Category 2GD Ex d IIB + H2, IIIC for classified zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 is in accordance with the ATEX directive 2014/34/EU.
  
DuroWipers are designed to operate in hazardous areas due to the presence of gas, vapour or dust. It is designed to work in all types of industrial machinery with a 24V and maximum operating current of 3A. 

DuroWipers can work in an ambient temperature range from -30ºC + 60ºC allowing it to work in hot areas with aggressive ambient conditions. 

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