Certificate – ATEX Turbolite Certificate
THE ATEX TURBOLITE IS A HIGH POWER COMPRESSED AIR DRIVEN LAMP FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES AND MEETS EN 1127 ‘EXPLOSION PREVENTION AND PROTECTION’ IN EUROPE AND FM CLASS 3600 ‘ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS (CLASSIFIED) LOCATIONS’ IN THE USA.
Wolf airlamps provide illumination for shotblasting, cleaning and coating of storage tanks and vessels and pipeline and structural engineering activities, offering a safer alternative to mains and low voltage lighting where explosive atmospheres present a serious risk to the workforce. Light models include: Bay provides a high level of all-round general illumination and Flood has a matt reflector giving a wide-angle diffused beam. Available in aluminium (A) or brass (B), usable in gassy mines and all lamps are nickel plated to protect against corrosion and are supplied with a bridle and safety hook fitted.
The ATEX Turbolite is powered, purged, pressurised and cooled by compressed air controlled by an integral regulator, which passes through the lamp head and drives the turbine wheel by means of three nozzle plates. The turbine drives a magnet rotor within windings, generating the 24 Volt ac electrical supply which powers the 250 Watt halogen bulb. Major improvements over other models, include sealed bearings, refined regulator, greater use of stainless steel components, bulb-life enhancing device and silencer with a particle trap.
Special certification conditions: clean, dry compressed air and anti-static air hose are used to operate the lamp to minimise contamination inside the lamp and dangerous accumulation of static electricity and in potentially explosive dust atmospheres a ‘remote exhaust’ must be used, exhausting air to the safe area. Accessories available include anti-static hoses, filters and stands, tripods, setting and testing devices.
A-TL44A/B – Ball Glass
Peak luminous intensity at 2.5m 70lux
A-TL45A/B – Polished Reflector
Spot Beam (approx 10°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 2000lux
A-TL45A/B – Matt Reflector
Flood Beam (approx 25°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 950lux
|Safety Bay Light, Compressed Air Powered
|Safety Flood Light, Compressed Air Powered
|II 2 GD II T4 (Tamb = 55°C) T135°C
|Class 1 Div 1 Groups A, B, C, D. T4 Ta = 55°C
|Type of Protection
|Area of Class (Gas)
|Zones 1 and 2, Gas Groups IIA, IIB, IIC
|Temp. Class (Gas)
|Area of Class (Dust)
|Zones 21 and 22
|Max Surface Temp. (Dust)
|-20°C to +40°C
|Lens Ball Glass/Plastic Dome
|Toughened Glass (15mm)
|All-around 360°C Illumination
|Flood (as standard) or Spot (to order)
|A-129 (as standard) / A-159 (alternative)
|Halogen Filled Filament Bulb
|6000 lm/9000 lm
|2000 hrs/200 hrs
|Compressed Air Driven Turbo-alternator
|Once pressurised may be used underwater
|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
Anti-Static Compressed Air Hose (A-179 and A-180)
Air Line Filters
Tools and Spares