Meeting local standards
12 December 2012
Chemical giant Huntsman has upgraded a fleet of explosion proof forklift trucks at its Guangzhou facility in China to meet strict domestic safety standards. Huntsman selected safety company Pyroban to be its explosio
Huntsman selected safety company Pyroban to be its explosion proof equipment conversion partner and to help prevent the equipment becoming the source of ignition.
Huntsman originally imported its explosion proof materials handling equipment from Europe, which was compliant with the strict ATEX 94/9/EC European Directive. To meet Chinese standards, they needed additional modification, locally.
China's national standard for explosion protection GB19854-2005 General Principles for Explosion Proof Industrial Trucks in Explosive Atmospheres was issued in 2005, and implemented in 2006. As a result, all explosion proof forklifts used in China have to comply with these regs.