Flametec fitted its own AIRSafe System for non-hazardous areas, as an added safety system for Gas detection on a Snorkel A46 Man up truck/ lifting platform 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 detector was installed on the body of the truck but not on the platform as sometimes the requirement may be. Additionally the controls for the AIRSafe system were wired into the main controller on the body of the Snorkel, as well as on the secondary controls on the platform.