Flametec fitted its own AIRSafe System for non-hazardous areas, as an added safety system for Gas detection on a Still RX20-16 counterbalance forklift truck.
AIRSafe does not conform to the hazardous area certifications, but uses the same gas detection technology that we use for our Zone 2 conversions. The difference in operation is that while in the Zone 2 systems the truck is wired to shut down, the AIRSafe system may or may not be required to automatically shut down in the presence of gas. The decision is up to the customer.
For this project, a gas detector was installed in the front between the forks. The control panel was neatly fitted in the cab next to the operator’s seat. The impact on the visuals on the truck are next to none.