Portable Intrinsically Safe Lighting – Emergency Services Case Study

Published 13 Sep 2019

ortable Intrinsically Safe Lighting – Emergency Services Case Study

Portable Intrinsically Safe Lighting – Emergency Services Case Study

Portable Intrinsically Safe Lighting

Emergency Services Case Study

Thorne & Derrick International, based in the UK, are Official Stockists and Distributors the range of Portable & Temporary Lighting manufactured by Wolf Safety Lamp to provide safe and reliable light into hazardous area zones, confined spaces and explosive atmospheres.

Many of the UK’s fire brigades use Wolf portable intrinsically safe lighting for breathing apparatus kits, personal issue and general purpose use. The equipment they require includes rechargeable and primary cell, bulb and LED right angle torches and handlamps.

For the past 16 years Wolf had the London Fire Brigade contract which supplies torches to the London Ambulance Service and the NHS Hazardous Area Response Teams across the UK.

Wolf are committed to delivering high performance products that are simple to maintain and and use the most up to date technologies that have compliance with European ATEX Directives, as well as International IECEx Certification.

Wolf ATEX Safety LED Torches (Zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21 & 22 Hazardous Areas)

Wolf ATEX Safety LED Torches – ATEX & IECEx approved for use in hazardous area

Wolf TR-30+ and Wolf TS-30+ are ATEX torches with “ib” intrinsic safety type of protection for hazardous areas – using high power LED as the light source the TR-30+ and TS-30+ provide an output of 130lm.

ATEX Safety Torches with LED, with a `fitted for life’ LED, extend the ATEX Torch Range and providing an enormous improvement in light output over the bulb models from around 17 lumens to approximately 70 lumens.

Battery span has increased from 10 to 27 hours so the working environment is a lot safer as there’s more light for longer thanks to less battery changes bringing ultimately lower running costs.

Wolf Safety part number TP-300 Torch LED Module for use as a retro-fit replacement in the T4 bulb versions of the Wolf ATEX Torch range TS-24, TS-24+, TR-24, TR-24+. Meaning that S/TR-30+ can be retrofitted to existing TS/TR-24 and TS/TR-24+ safety torches to upgrade them.

Replacing the existing bulb contact with the LED module is fast and simple. In the future there won’t be a need for as many bulb changes to maintain an ultra bright light output. In addition the TP-300 module has an integrated battery monitoring system which informs the user when the batteries are close to running out and needing to be changed, eradicating ‘just in case’ battery changes and decreasing the potential of ‘over discharge’ of batteries that may cause the cells to leak and damage the torch.

The Worklite H-251A handlamp has been established as the benchmark product by European fire brigades over many years; the latest generation Wolflite XT handlamp is one of our most significant advancements in the past 25 years.

Wolf Wolflite XT LED Handlamp ATEX (Zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21 & 22 Hazardous Areas)

Wolf Wolflite XT LED Handlamp

Wolflite XT is an ultra bright handlamp with high power LED light 350+ lumens on full power. Spot and flood switchable beam options enable a flexible solution for portable lighting requirements.

The Wolflite XT is currently in use at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue, Tyne & Wear Fire & Civil Defence, and, most recently, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service.

“We trialled the XT handlamp and were so impressed we bought enough units to kit out six new appliances, and intend to replace our existing Wolf Lamps with XTs on every new appliance we purchase…ultimately [existing lamps] will be replaced with the XT on a rolling program in the future. We have used hand lamps from Wolf Safety for many years now and we are extremely happy with the products, the service and more so the staff we liaise with.” Toby Kempton, Station Commander, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service.

As well as being extensively used within UK fire brigades several are used in fire markets in Europe including Germany, France and Austria. After being recently upgraded to the P4 LED technology, these torches have a light output of up to 145 and 185 lumens respectively, with bespoke optics delivering a focused spot beam combined with a wide-angle fringe of light for peripheral vision.

The TR-40 has become an integral component of our breathing apparatus equipment, and helps us maintain the operational safety of our fire-fighters wearing BA in hostile environments.” Robin Turnbull, Sedgefield District Manager, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

The level of knowledge and expertise that we have of portable lighting products for the fire market allows us to offer high quality and robust products with a customised service for the requirements of the end user.

Wolf Safety Lamp

Thorne & Derrick | Wolf Safety Lamp | Stockist, Supplier & Distributor

Portable Lighting for hazardous areas

Wolf Safety Lamp lighting ranges include an extensive range of ATEX and IECEx certified portable lighting for safe use in potentially explosive atmospheres, including hazardous area Zone 1 & Zone 2: explosion proof Wolf handheld torches, headtorches, handlamps with bulb or LED versions.

Wolf - Hazardous Area Zone 1 & Zone 2 Handlamps, Headlamps, Torches & Floodlights (ATEX Certified)

Wolf | Handlamps | Torches | Headtorches | Tank Lights | ATEX Hazardous Areas

Thorne & Derrick are hazardous area lighting specialists stocking a complete range of portable and permanent fixed lighting including both fluorescent and LED technology in standard linear light fittings, wellglass, high bay and floodlight design certified by ATEX for both Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

➡ Technical Resources | Hazardous Area Zones | T Class Temperature Ratings | Explosive Atmospheres (Definitions)



Thorne & Derrick are Specialist Distributors of Hazardous Area & Explosion Proof Equipment with IECEx & ATEX Certifications to the onshore and offshore oil, gas, petrochemicals and process industries.

Key Product Categories: Control Panels | Plugs & Sockets | Isolators | Enclosures & Junction Boxes | Lighting | Control Stations | Motor Starters | Heat Trace Cables & Systems | Gas Detection & Detectors | Fire Detection & Detectors | Heat Detectors | Electrical Heating & Heaters 

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