Fairfield, NJ, March 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Miretti USA today announced a new line of counterbalanced electric and diesel flameproof and explosion proof forklift trucks for the U.S. market. These new, intrinsically safe forklifts comply with Class 1, Division 1 (C1D1) requirements for explosion and flameproof conversion technology, enabling operation in hazardous environments or where there is an explosion risk.
In order to be C1D1 compliant, the forklift engine, battery, and wiring that connects these components to the ignition system must be sealed. The tires and operator seat must also be made completely static-proof. In addition, diesel-run trucks require a cooling system to reduce the temperature of exhaust gases, which are extremely hot.
“Industrial forklifts operating in potentially hazardous environments require customized solutions to ensure that every mechanical or electrical process that could potentially trigger a spark is explosion proof and flameproof,” said Ash Bansal, managing director, Miretti USA. “The new Miretti explosion proof trucks meet or exceed the highest safety requirements and are certified by internationally recognized testing laboratories.”
Miretti explosion proof forklifts are used to handle materials for pharmaceuticals, chemical plants, car manufacturers, off-shore oil rigs, mining companies and defense companies. The new Miretti electric explosion proof truck capacities range from 3,000 to 9,000 lbs.; the diesels truck capacities extend from 3,000 to 10,000 lbs.
In addition to its own line of intrinsically safe forklifts, Miretti can customize any counterbalance or warehouse forklift truck to meet explosion proof and flameproof conversion standards. Miretti can replace the standard electrical wiring with its distinctive blue wiring and customize the ignition system, battery, alternator and lights with cabling, conduits and display boxes that are explosion proof and comply with the most rigorous standards.
About Miretti USA
Miretti USA is a leading provider of custom flameproof & explosion proof technology for electric and diesel forklifts, earth-moving machines, mining, defense and fixed equipment and exhaust purification systems. A subsidiary of The Miretti Group, Miretti USA works closely with its business partners in the defense, industrial, marine and mining industries to provide quality, globally certified solutions backed by world class after-sales support. For more information, please visit www.miretti.com