Choosing an ATEX weighing scale?
Scalesmart supply a number of different ATEX weighing solutions from a number of manufacturers. Scalesmart also have the capability to design and manufacture scales at the factory in Leicester.
Types of ATEX scales available.
• Laboratory Balances
• Bench Scales
• Gas Bottle Filling
• Pallet Truck Scales
• Floor Scales
Establish the type of ATEX Zone:
Whilst Scalesmart endeavour to help provide customers with ATEX accredited equipment it is not possible to determine the ATEX zone for you. Typically a health and safety officer for your business will carry our a risk assessment to establish the correct ATEX zone, if you do not have a person who can do this within the busy there are external companies who can carry out assessments and provide documented reports. The HSE website has a good article on ATEX & Explosive Atmosphereswhich should help guide you into making an educated decision. The back stop is to choose a unit suitable for Zone 1/21, this should cover you as this is the highest possible rating for weighing.
Choosing a method of weighing pallets and IBC's may require some thought. By using an ATEX pallet truck scale you dispense of the need for a forklift truck which can be costly. When filling or dispensing IBC's a floor scale or U frame style scale would be the best. Scalesmart can supply terminals with a range of features than can control valves or filling systems.
Complex ATEX systems can be handled by the Scalesmart technical team who will be glad to give free advice on ATEX weighing systems.