Global provider of telematics and supply chain visibility solutions, Isotrak, has announced that its Safety Tracking Unit (STU) telematics solution has gained ATEX certification for Zone II, permitting it to operate in potentially explosive environments, such as petrochemical plants.
This certification complies with the latest EU health and safety regulations and means that drivers of tankers equipped with Isotrak's certified technology solution can provide real-time visibility of where their vehicles are at all times whilst on site by leaving it switched on – even when they are loading or unloading at a refinery or plant, enabling detailed reporting on items such as idling and fuel consumption through the loading/unloading process and journey. This continuous visibility helps improve the efficiency and planning operations of tanker fleets, providing an accurate measure of the time each tanker spends onsite at a refinery or petrochemical plant.
"Achieving the ATEX Zone II certification is of paramount importance to our business and to that of our customers. Any company with fleets entering hazardous zones have a duty of care to make sure that their incumbent system is compliant with the latest regulations," said Greville Coe, Managing Director at Isotrak. "Having our telematics system switched on at all times not only aids driver safety, but provides uninterrupted access to up-to-the-minute data of time each vehicle spends onsite at loading or discharge points. This level of visibility can translate into cost savings for companies by highlighting any areas where efficiencies can be achieved."
SGS Baseefa performed the rigorous testing of Isotrak's system required to gain the certification.