Coatings supplier Valspar has taken on Stertil Stokvis to install loading bay equipment within its Atex Zone 2 area at its manufacturing and distribution site at Deeside in Flintshire, Wales.
The equipment supplied and installed by Stertil Stokvis included a six tonne capacity telescopic lip dock leveller – type XP22-21, a WI fully-inflatable dock shelter, a roller shutter door, specially-extended PE dock bumpers and a Combilok vehicle restraint system.
Atex Zones are areas which must be protected from effective sources of ignition and are classified into numbered zones: 0, 1, 2 for gas-vapour-mist and 20, 21, 22 for dust.
Paul Thomas of Valspar Europe, said: “Due to the location of the loading bay at the Deeside site, full compliance with all Atex Zone 2 requirements was essential. We had confidence in Stertil Stokvis as our equipment supplier because of their long experience and reputation for quality and reliability.”