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Transport & Lifting system with ATEX protection for spanish company Repsol

Initial situation

Repsol requires a load lifting and transporting equipment up to 4 t. to operate inside its refinery facility located in Cartagena (Spain). It is a high explosive risk area.

Repsol, the client, requires a load lifting and transporting equipment up to 4 t. to operate inside its refinery facility located in Cartagena (Spain). It must be known that it is a high explosive risk area and also there are large distances between work areas inside the plant itself.

Airpes' solutions

A stand-alone cart with a crane with a telescopic boom intalled on board. The power supply must be through batteries, also, a latch system will be equipped to free the turning and convection drives so it can be used as a trailer. This way, it can move throughout the plant extension without risk of depletting batteries.

Stand-alone cart with a crane with a telescopic boom. Battery powered. The cart meets the requirements set by the established policy for areas with potentially explosive atmosferes (ATEX Policy, see the identifying symbol, image1). The carrier operates in a refinery inside potentially explosive areas. This areas are classified as ZONE I, CLASS I, IIB GROUP, T3.

Image 1: Identifying symbol for explosive atmospheres equipment

Results

The cart is built according to our proposed solution, the APPLUS certification has validated our risk analysis and the construction of the machine so certification is given as satisfactory for the team to opérate in areas ZONE I, CLASS I, IIB GROUP, T3. Regarding to the operation, the client shows its satisfaction and welcomes the implantation of the equipment inside the plant.