Red Rooster Lifting air hoists, trolleys, crane kits, wire rope hoists, controls, festoon systems and manual hoist are all suitable for use in explosive atmospheres and conform with the ATEX directive 2014/34/EU for non-electrical equipment. Our equipment is CE and Ex marked confirming the ATEX rating for use in Europe and also accepted in many other parts of the world.
Where hoists are required to work in a potentially explosive atmosphere EN1127-1:2011 specifies the method for the identification of hazardous situations that may lead to an explosion. It also details the design and construction control measures to achieve the required rating. The ignition hazard assessment for our equipment is in accordance with the requirement of BS EN 80079-36:2016 and constructional safety requirement according to BS EN 80079-37:2016 which control’s the potential sources of ignition from the hoist.
Red Rooster Lifting supply industrial lifting equipment ranging from a SWL of 250 KG to 50 Tonne and can be certified for Equipment Group II, classification Category 2 & 3, namely Zones 1 & 2 in areas where flammable ‘Gases’ may be present such as solvent vapours, gases from fuels, gases from deposits, heating gases, cleaning fluids, solvents and fuels from broken pipes or fittings. For atmospheres with ‘Combustible Dust’ our equipment can be certified for use in Zones 21 & 22.
As standard most Red Rooster hoists are certified for Zone 2 (Gas) and Zone 22 (Dust)
- Ex Group II 3 GD Ex h IIA T4(135°C)
The majority of Red Rooster ATEX hoists are certified for Zone 1 (Gas) and Zone 21 (Dust)
- Ex Group II 2 GD Ex h (IIB or IIC) T4(135°C)
Air hoists suitable for mining are certified – Group I Mining (I M2)
Ambient temperature range is -20°C to + 60°C
Red Rooster equipment will be marked with the company details, serial number, model number, date, the Ex symbol, equipment group, category, gas group, and temperature.
All Red Rooster equipment is rated to Temperature class T4 (135°C) but can be rated to T5 or T6 depending on the area and gas / dust types and conditions by a special risk assessment. The gas group rating will be specified on the label and certification (IIA, IIB or IIC) so hoists should only be used in the areas there rating covers.
The TMH, TCR and TNC range of hoists are all manufactured from a Ductile Iron housing, are heavy duty hoists and highly robust so suited to working in a tough environment with rough handling and changing conditions. As Standard these hoists are certified as suitable for use in a Zone 2 area. Sources of ignition do not become active during normal operation even in severe operating conditions. The TCS and Mini TCR hoists are only certified for Zone 1 use.