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ATEX Hand Portable Radios - New SOLAS Regulations

Atex or Intrinsically Safe Radios have always been essential for businesses that operate in explosive environments such as oil, gas, mining and chemical installations.

The demand for a professional radio that meets the high standard has always confused clients and when it comes to safety cheap alternatives are not an option. 

We are here to assist and offer free advice when purchasing two way radios

SOLAS regulations

The safety requirement has now expanded further to the maritime industry and ships are now required to carry a minimum of 2 x ATEX portable radios for each fire party onboard each ship.

Amendments to the SOLAS regulation II-2/10 have come into effect and the deadline for compliance is the 1st July 2018.

The exact amendment to the regulations is below:

"For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter´s communication shall be carried on board. Those two two-way radiotelephone apparatus shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph not later than the first survey after 1 July 2018."

As always Radio Shop are here to assist and we sell both VHF and UHF versions of the radios below.

Please note there is normally a delay and backlog with other providers so order soon whilst stocks last.

Use Promotional Code SOLAS1JUL2018 to receive additional discount on your purchase

Radio Shop would like to suggest the following radios:

Motorola DP4401ex ATEX Two Way Radio

Available in UHF and VHF frequency bands, the DP4401 Ex is easy to use and features up to 32 channel capacity, three programmable buttons, emergency button, mandown and lone worker functions and IP67 specifications for submersibility.

Rating:
Gas: ATEX: Class II 2G Ex ib, IIC T4 Gb, IECEx: Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
Dust: ATEX: Class II 2D Ex ib, IIIC T130°C Db, IECEx: Ex ib IIIC, T130°C Db
Mining: ATEX: Class I M2 Ex, ib I Mb, IECEx: Ex ib I Mb

For more specifications please download the product brochure.

Hytera PD715ex ATEX Two Way Radio

The DMR handheld radio PD715 Ex from Hytera guarantees reliable communication in hazardous environments with its outstanding ruggedness and its intrinsic safety. In addition, it meets the European ATEX directives, FM standards and IEC standards.

For more specifications please download the product brochure.

We have a selection of packages available including a variety of accessories. 

For more information visit ATEX/Intrinsically Safe Radios

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