Winter 2016

Safe and wireless lifting

Scotload has launched a new zone 1 certified wireless range of SmartLoad products to aid load monitoring in hazardous areas.

Scotload has come to the end of a long and complex certification process to successfully launch upgraded hazardous area certified versions of its award-winning SmartLoad product range. This brings wireless load monitoring to ATEX / IECEx zones 1 and 2 for the first time.

SmartLoad is an intelligent load monitoring system regularly used by the global lifting industry which incorporates data-logging into load cells. The whole range has now been upgraded with the latest wireless technology and has been designed, tested, and certified for load monitoring applications in hazardous environments. It uses the latest wireless technology to deliver increased range and signal reliability over any other product currently on the market.

According to Scotload managing director, Simon Everett, the range now makes monitoring loads safer and more reliable by eliminating the risks associated with cable damage in congested offshore work areas.

"This opens up huge opportunities to reduce the cost of everyday oil and gas operations. The team has worked hard with SGS Baseefa to achieve certification and we are very pleased with the results."

Scotload has built a global reputation for providing hazardous area solutions and Simon highlights the integral role played on this project by electrical engineers, Awga Aung and Tin Aye who worked closely with engineering director, Adrian Coventry.

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