The answer is yes….The article dedicated to Miretti Group has been published on “Industrial Technology Magazine” (November edition).
Safety in Hazardous Locations. Reliability, Quality and Innovation in Explosion-Proof worldwide
“…. This is only one of the most frequently asked questions when you need to make your own equipment safe (“explosion proof protected”) – be these diesel engines or industrial vehicles – for “Hazardous Areas”. ….
“…. The Oil&Gas sector On/ Off Shore, petrochemical industries, oil rigs etc… all locations in which an engine or a mobile vehicle must work in safety…
The article has been published both in the printed
copy of the magazine (November edition)
and in the online version.
Another frequently question: “Is the equipment really Explosion Proof?” The answer is yes.
It does how ever need to emphasized that it is best to rely on a partner with technical skills and know-how to support the customer during all stages of planning, production, after sales/spare parts. It is in fact from aspects like these that the reliability of a brand committed to Explosion Protection derives.
On this understanding, Miretti Group has been operating internationally for over 45 years. When we talk about Explosion-Proof we mean Safety (for people, vehicles and the environment) in areas at risk of explosion.
When we talk about Explosion-Proof we mean Safety (for people, vehicles and the environment) in areas at risk of explosion. Specifically, we intend to make all equipment safe according to the Reference Directives (that may differ from Country to Country: ATEX, IECEX, CNEX, FM, NEC, EAC Ex… ) eliminating any possible cause of ignition, spark or heat that may generate an explosion.
No intervention can be defined as standard and it is for this reason also that over the years Miretti has invested in Research and Development by making use of a technical office (with both mechanical and electrical engineers) and a certification department both inside the Company itself. Communication with the customer is constant; in fact, the Miretti Team maintains a continuous exchange of information with the customer.
“There are no preclusions – says Angelo Miretti, CEO of Miretti Group – We convert any engine. I only remember some brands: Caterpillar, Cummins, Atlas Copco, Volvo, Deutz, Perkins, MTU, John Deere, JCB, FPT etc… We work independently and can support our customers around the world thanks to our thorough knowledge of the regulations. We, as Miretti, are actively involved in many international technical committees aimed at discussing current regulations and new standards for the future. This is certainly an added value that is recognized to us. We are a company with a global approach to the topic of thanks to the opening of production plants and commercial offices all over the world”.
Miretti can convert both industrial and marine engines, Tier 3 and Tier 4, collaborating closely with the major OEMs. Typical processes on a diesel engine include interventions on the inlet and exhaust lines, insulation of hot surfaces, cooling of exhaust gases, encapsulation of sparking components, antistatic treatment of some surfaces.
Many innovative solutions are part of the Miretti Explosion-Proof world. Amongst these is the Miretti FilterEx: an innovative, ‘compact’ and certified exhaust cooling system with integral self-cleaning exhaust flame and spark arrestors.
Another innovative solution is represented by the Miretti CoatEx, which provides a thermal barrier between the hot surfaces of the engine (such as, for example, the turbocharger and the exhaust manifold) and the external atmosphere. With its use, all the original components can be preserved maintaining their operation unchanged.
“The conversion is a meticulous procedure – says Matteo Stefanini, global sales and marketing director of Miretti Group – often involving the almost total dismantling of the unit in order to provide solutions to allow them to operate in hazardous areas”.
Miretti works to ensure that the Explosion Proof conversions are “at the service” of the equipment on which they are mounted. The Miretti “explosion proof/ flameproof” conversions try not to alter the original components and parts of the OEM unit whilst preserving the layout, ergonomics and performance of the original engine as much as possible.