Hazardous Equipment

In countless industries around the world, workers routinely face hazardous job site environments and dangerous conditions. Whether dealing with fire hazards or explosion risks, companies must implement comprehensive safety programs and conduct thorough employee safety training to ensure workers are kept healthy and safe. To guarantee optimal protection, only high-performance, reliable equipment should be used throughout hazardous processes.

At American Crane and Equipment Corp., we have over 45 years of experience in material handling equipment specifically designed for hazardous environments.

Understanding Hazardous Environments

Hazardous locations pose a high risk of fire or explosions due to the presence of various combustible elements, including:

  • Flammable liquids or vapors
  • Combustible dust, particles, or fibers
  • Flammable gases, such as hydrogen and methane
  • Ignition sources (spark or thermal)
  • Volatile or explosive leaks
  • Heat-producing products 

Explosion-Proof Cranes for Hazardous Environments

Spark-proof and explosion-proof cranes and hoists offer reliable protection and performance during daily operations in hazardous environments. Design can be easily customized to meet exact requirements, and component technology can be specially crafted to withstand the hazards posed by specific applications. For instance, spark resistant features many include stainless steel wire rope features, bronze hooks and trolley wheels.  Explosion-proof enclosures are typically required for cranes in hazardous applications and can be considered in a crane or hoist design.

Explosion-Proof Material Handling Solutions From American Crane

Hazardous environment chain hoists and wire rope hoists are just a couple examples of the many heavy-duty handling solutions we offer at American Crane. With over 40 years of crane experience, our expert team designs reliable, top-quality equipment — including explosion-proof cranes, high-performance bridge cranes and even hazard-resistant trolley systems — for a wide range of industries.

Options available for our explosion proof products include:

  • Spark resistant features
  • Redundant Braking Systems
  • NEMA 4x Explosion Proof Enclosures
  • Rigid Galvanized Conduits and Cables with PVC PlastiBond Coating
  • Anti-Collision Protection
  • Variable Speed Controls including Micro Speeds and Indexing
  • Real Time X, Y and Z Positioning
  • Augmented Quality Assurance Program
  • UL 508 Certification for Control Panels and Assemblies for Use in Hazardous Locations
  • All Equipment and Components Built to NEC500 Standards
  • ASME NQA-1 Program Capability

American Crane equipment routinely exceeds CMAA duty cycle requirements and is assembled at our shop. We maintain in-house resources for engineering, manufacturing (including custom fabrication), installation and field service to assure consistent quality and schedule adherence. Services such as load testing, outages support, retrofit and upgrades, OSHA inspections, on-site service and repair, preventative maintenance, custom fabrications and product support are all provided by our experienced Service and Parts Department. Our cranes easily stand up to some of the world’s harshest environments, and we back all machines with our comprehensive Quality Assurance Program.

To learn more about our hazardous environment crane and hoist solutions or discuss how we can help with your next project, reach out to the team today.