AIRTURBO

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AIRTURBO
  AIRTURBO Ex certificate
  • Safe Compressed Air Power
  • Reversed Air Safety Feature
  • Pressurised and Purged System
  • 55 Watt Long-life Halogen Bulb
  • Economical 0.25m3/min Consumption
  • Wolf – The Best Name in Airlamps
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Instruction manual – AIRTURBO Manual
Brochure – AIRTURBO
Ex Certificate – AIRTURBO

AIRTURBO

THE AIRTURBO, ORIGINALLY USED TO MEET THE RIGOROUS REQUIREMENTS OF UNDERGROUND EXPLOSION PROOF LIGHTING FOR COAL MINES, IS BASEEFA CERTIFIED FOR USE IN ZONES 1 AND 2 INDUSTRIAL HAZARDOUS AREAS, TYPICALLY IN OIL AND PETROCHEMICALS INDUSTRIES FOR TANK CLEANING AND PIPELINE INSPECTIONS.

Once connected to a suitable air supply, continuous output of high quality general illumination is produced, even under water. The A-0444 is fitted with a bay light type head providing all round illumination when suspended in the work area and the moulded ball glass containing the bulb is surrounded by a protective polycarbonate dome. The A-0445 provides a flood beam giving a well diffused 30° angle of light with the standard matt reflector, or with a polished reflector, a highly concentrated spot light. The lamp has a 15mm toughened glass lens for high impact strength and pressure resistance.

Housings are spark free cast brass with a forged brass safety hook, all nickel-plated. The generator is a compressed air driven turbo-alternator of simple design and robust construction and a gunmetal impulse turbine wheel produces the energy to power the 12v 55w Tungsten Halogen bulb.

A clean dry air supply is a condition of certification and essential for the efficient running of these lamps. Deposits of dirt on the inside of the lens will adversely affect the level of illumination and if needed, air-line filters can be supplied. Another mandatory requirement of safe use is anti-static hose, designed to avoid a dangerous build up of static electricity. The Airturbo has many inherent safety features, recognised by BASEEFA; effectively pressurised and purged system, protective curtain of air from the exhaust ports, instant cut-off of the lamp if the lens is broken and cooling of heat generating components. Lamps are routinely run in, tested and set to the necessary output prior to despatch.

Technical Specifications
Airturbo technical specifications
A-0444 – Ball Glass
Peak luminous intensity at 2.5m radius 2lux

A-0445 – Polished Reflector
Spot Beam (approx 4°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 900lux

A-0445 – Matt Reflector
Flood Beam (approx 30°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 40lux

Product Reference 
A-0444
A-0445
Product Description  Safety Bay Lamp Compressed Air Powered Safety Floodlamp Compressed Air Powered
Code  Ex s II T6
Apparatus Standards  SFA 3009:1972
Type of Protection  ‘s’ special protection
Area of Classification (Gas)  Zones 1 and 2, Gas Groups IIA, IIB and IIC
Temp. Classification  T6
Ambient Temperature  -20°C to +40°C
Certificate  BASEEFA Ex 78209X*
Enclosure  Nickel Plated Brass and Gun-metal
Lens  Ball Glass/Polycarbonate Dome Toughened Glass (15mm)
Beam Type  All-around 360° Illumination

Flood (Matt Reflector) (as standard)
or Spot (Polished Reflector) (to order)

Light Source: Part Number  A-1130
Type Tungsten Halogen Filament Bulb
Volts 12v
Watts 55w
Output 1000lm (at 12v)
Life 1000hrs (at 12v)
Power Source: Type Compressed Air Driven Turbo-alternator
Air Pressure 4.0-8.0 bar
Consumption 0.25m3/min
Ingress Protection  Once pressurised may be used under water
Weight  8.2kg 12.5kg
*Special Certification Conditions  A clean, dry air supply must be used. Supply hose must be anti-static.
Accessories

The Airturbo and Turbolite lighting systems are very flexible and can be adapted to all sorts of confined space applications varying from huge storage tanks to small sewers.

The Lamps can be suspended from bracing or spars, sited on platforms or mounted on tripod stands to illuminate the entry and working area as effectively as possible.

As previously emphasised, there are two important conditions of Certification which must be observed in any installation:

1. The supply hose must be of an Approved Anti-Static Type such that the electrical resistance between couplings must be within the limits of 104ohms (Min.) and 108ohms (Max.)

2. The compressed air supply should be clean, dry and uncontaminated.

Folding Tripod Stand A-300
This very strong and convenient tripod stand is available for mounting airlamps in such a way that illumination can be angled in most directions. The lamp can be clamped to the tripod head without the need of any tools. When not in use the tripod can be folded away for easy storage.

Anti-Static Compressed Air Hose (A-179 and A-180)
This special 12mm bore single braid hose is manufactured from an anti-static compound and is available in 18.3 metre (A-179) or 36.6 metre (A-180) lengths. Stainless Steel Hose Clips are provided but air line couplings are not for reasons of possible incompatibility.

Air Line Filters
A simple automatic drain airline filter (A-184) can be supplied, but where there are major difficulties in achieving the air quality required an ultra high efficiency filter system (A-186) is recommended, and, as with the simple filter, has the throughput capacity sufficient to power either two Turbolites or six Airturbo Lamps.

Tools and Spares
All of these items are available off the shelf and in special circumstances can be express shipped the same day in order to meet an urgent demand.

Repairs
The company offers a repair and refurbishment service for all its compressed air safety lamp products with the aim of completing these tasks within 7 days of receiving confirmation instructions. Repair instructions and procedures are written in accordance with ISO 9000 Standards.