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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

UK company DuroWipers has received an order for six External DuroWipers Class 90 pantograph units from Excellift, a Malaysia based lift/crane/material handling company, to be installed to two crane cabins for use on oil platforms, each requiring a wiper system for one front and two side windows.

DuroWipers has previously supplied the RNLI’s Shannon Class lifeboats and the Royal Navy, but ATEX certification opens up a new market for the company, believed to be the first UK manufacturer able to offer this certification. ATEX is a European Union directive covering equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. All equipment for the oil and gas or mining industries –is required to be ATEX certified. ATEX requirements cover the zones (Zone 0, 1 and 2 for Gas, and Zone 20 21 22 for dust).  Category 2GD Ex d IIB + H2, IIIC for classified zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 is in accordance with the ATEX directive 2014/34/EU. DuroWipers are designed to operate in hazardous areas due to the presence of gas, vapour or dust, and to work in all types of machinery with a 24V DC supply and maximum operating current of 3A.

DuroWipers can work in an ambient temperature range from -30ºC + 60ºC in aggressive ambient conditions, and are offered with a three-year warranty.

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