Ex-protected trucks for Zones 1
Under normal operating conditions in Zone 1 (Gas-Ex), a potentially explosive atmosphere can build up as a mixture of air and combustible gases, fumes or mists. This is the case in many chemical processing sectors, but also in the paint industry, refineries and hazardous materials stores, for example. Sichelschmidt offers a wide range of trucks for these critical applications, compliant with Category 2G according to ATEX 94/9/EG from a pedestrian pallet truck to a four-wheel counterbalance forklift.
These models are also available for operation in Zone 21 (Dust-Ex). Trucks for operation in Zone 21 (Category 2D) need to be used when, under normal operating conditions, a potentially explosive atmosphere can build up in the form of a cloud of flammable dust contained in the air. As all organic dusts become flammable when mixed with a specific concentration of air, these conditions apply, amongst others, to certain sectors of food and animal feed production, as well as the timber and plastics industries.
Ex-protected trucks for Zones 2
In Zones 2 and 22, there is normally no or only temporary risk of an explosion (the formation of a potentially explosive atmosphere due to a mixture of gas and air or dust and air), and measures taken to prevent explosions can be less comprehensive.
Sichelschmidts specialist range of ex-protected trucks offers a complete program
of warehouse trucks and counterbalance forklifts with lift capacities of up 3500 kg for this category (3G/ 3D).