Tank Cleaning & Inspection | ATEX Portable Light, Power, Heat & Ventilation For Hazardous Areas

Published 24 Apr 2020

Tank Cleaning Lights ATEX Portable Lighting For Hazardous Area Maintenance & Inspection of Tanks

Tank Cleaning Lights | ATEX Portable Lighting For Hazardous Area Tank Inspection

Portable Solutions

  • uploaded by Chris Dodds | Sales & Marketing Manager with Thorne & Derrick International

The Oil & Gas sector is one of a number of industries with potentially explosive atmospheres and hazardous area workplaces that requires regular and reliable cleaning of storage tanks and distribution facilities for chemicals, bio-fuels and petroleum products.

Routine tank cleaning, inspection and maintenance is required frequently so an ATEX temporary lighting solution is needed to ensure workers safety in confined spaces classified as hazardous areas.

Tank inspections will identify signs of tank damage including corrosion, leakage, cracking and wall thinning – maintenance tasks will ensure plant productivity, safety and compliance to workplace regulations such as ATEX and DSEAR where Explosive Atmospheres in the workplace can be ignited by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts.


Wolf LinkEx Tank Lighting Kits

Thorne & Derrick International distribute ATEX certified tank lighting kits for safe lighting and use in hazardous area Zone 1 & 2 (Gas, ATEX IECExVapour & Mist Explosive Atmospheres) and Zone 21 & 22 (Dust Explosive Atmospheres).

Wolf ATEX LinkEx provides reliable and versatile hazardous area lighting according to both ATEX Directive and IECEx classification standards – the portable and temporary floodlights utilise LED technology as a light source.

The LinkEx Tank Lighting kits allow for a flexible set-up of high quality task and ambient lighting to suit all working conditions in tanks and vessels and offers your workers the highest level of safety through a configuration of:

  • Wolf LinkEx™ LED Temporary Luminaires
  • Wolf LinkEx™ Fluorescent Temporary Luminaires
  • Wolf LinkEx™ LED Floodlites
  • Handheld Leadlamps
  • ATEX Transformer – 230V or 110V to 24V
  • Range of cables, plugs and socket types and power distribution systems
  • Protective, fixing and mounting accessories
  • Temperature Classification (Gas) T3 T4
Wolf LinkEx Tank Lighting Kit ATEX - Hazardous Area Zone 1 & Zone 2

Wolf LinkEx Tank Lighting Kit ATEX – Hazardous Area Zone 1 & Zone 2

Explosion Protected Tank Lighting Kits

Tank cleaning hazardous area lighting equipment requirements are centred on providing compact and portable light to explosive atmospheres including tank cleaning, confined spaces, aircraft maintenance, tunnel maintenance and sewers.

  • ATEX certification for safe use in Zone 1 or Zone 2 potentially explosive gas atmospheres
  • Low voltage 24V equipment for use in metal tanks to reduce the impact of electric shock
  • High light output for both ambient and task working areas
  • Positioning, mounting and protection accessories

Thorne & Derrick International are distributors for Wolf Safety Lamp providing an extensive range of LV intrinsically safe tank lighting solutions with LED and Fluorescent options both complying to ATEX certifications making the solution suitable for empty storage tanks – including mounting and protection accessories. The tank lighting kit offers ultimate adaptability with regards to ambient and task lighting configurations and positioning.

The LinkEx tank lighting kits including accessories are suitable for cleaning and maintenance jobs where the equipment needs to be mounted on tripods, magnets and scaffold brackets and protected from the rigours of harsh onshore industrial and offshore applications with lens guards and protective films and grills.

Wolf Safety Lamp

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

Wolf LinkEx Tank Lighting Kit ATEX - Hazardous Area Zone 1 & Zone 2

Wolf LinkEx Tank Lighting Kit ATEX – Ideal for flexible set up of temporary lighting in hazardous areas and potentially explosive atmospheres

The Wolf Safety LinkEx tank lighting kits are robust, durable and lightweight in design. Simple to set-up making the highly portable tank lighting solution suitable for use within a confined tank space and are extremely efficient in terms of power consumption and light output, increasing the productivity and safety of the cleaning, maintenance, repair and overhaul engineers.


The cable reel with ATEX Certification enables chains of portable lighting in different hazardous areas workplace locations to be connected together and extended from one central point, allowing for an increased surface area to be lit fast and with ease.

ATEX Cable Reels

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

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

Heating & Ventilation

Explosive Atmospheres

Heating & Ventilation

MFH The Bulldog

World’s First Portable Electric Heater with ATEX & IECEx Certification

Portable ATEX heaters can be placed inside of tank or ducted into tank to provide elevated ambient temperatures to help reduce curing times or ensure the application of paint is carried out as per manufacturer’s instructions.

Ambient temperatures can be critical for the  successful application of paint and protective coatings.

This can be a major obstacle, especially if work has to be carried out during winter months or cold weather working. The MFH Bulldog provides a portable heating solution for explosive atmospheres and is the safest and most efficient heater available.

MFH The Bulldog | Worlds First Portable Electric Heater with ATEX & IECEx Certification

MFH The Bulldog | Worlds First Portable Electric Heater with ATEX & IECEx Certification



Exstream | Worlds First Portable Ventilation Fan with ATEX & IECEx Certification

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

Hazardous Area Electrical Distributors

Experts In Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres with ATEX & IECEx Certification


T&D are your first-choice provider of innovative and competitive solutions to ensure ATEX & IECEx Compliance for Hazardous Area Electrical, HVAC & Process Instrumentation Equipment to your UK and international projects.

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