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Lighting the way to safe work

Working in confined spaces and areas where flammable liquids, gases, or dust are present can be dangerous. With nearly 20 years’ experience of providing state-of-the-art, fully customised portable lighting solutions, Centaurea is committed to making locations like these safer.

Working and operating in dark and complex areas is tough enough. When surrounded by potentially explosive substances, danger levels are significantly higher. Selecting and using the right equipment for environments such as these is critical for the health and safety of personnel. Lighting plays a significant role here.

The new CentaurSlam® Trans 400EX is designed to enable safe work in explosion-hazardous confined spaces.

Centaurea’s core expertise lies in providing high-quality, innovative, and fully customised portable lighting solutions for demanding conditions; and the company prioritises designing lights that are easy to carry, place, and use, simple to repair, and – above all – safe.

Rigid construction and multiple customised features offer significant added value to professional users who demand the best quality and solutions that meet their specific needs.

An extensive range

The CentaurSlam® product family has been designed and developed in close cooperation with end-users. Feedback and input from numerous applications have ensured that Centaurea can specify and deliver lighting solutions for many different types of users and environments, in fields as diverse as oil and gas, shipbuilding, aerospace, and defence.

Covering needs in both Ex and non-hazardous areas, the CentaurSlam® range covers virtually every need, offering durability, light weight, strong light output, and linking options.

Adding to its already extensive range, Centaurea recently launched two new, innovative units for explosion-hazardous areas, both world firsts: the first truly portable Ex transformer and the first portable emergency Ex work light.

More power, more light

The CentaurSlam® Trans 400EX is a portable Ex-certified transformer for Ex Zones 1 and 21. Featuring high levels of shock and wear resistance and a radical design, the unit makes it safer and easier to carry out temporary jobs in confined spaces in a hazardous atmosphere. Together with other CentaurSlam® portable work lights, the CentaurSlam® Trans 400EX makes an unbeatable package in terms of convenience and cost-effectiveness.

The CentaurSlam® Hornet Emergency 18W+40W is a portable emergency work light for Zone 1 and 21 hazardous areas that incorporates two fluorescent tubes (18W and 40W). When both tubes are illuminated, the unit can be used just like any other CentaurSlam® Hornet Ex work light. In the event of a power failure, the 18W tube remains illuminated, indicating the exit route.

When working in storage tanks, the ideal location for a CentaurSlam® Hornet Emergency 18W+40W is above a manhole or other entry/exit point.
> Tuomas Seilo
(Published in HighTech Finland 2009)