The Airturbo, originally used to meet the rigorous requirements of underground explosion proof lighting for coal mines, is Baseefa certified for use in Zones 1 and 2 industrial hazardous areas, typically in oil and petrochemicals industries for tank cleaning and pipeline inspections.

Flood light (left) and Bay light (right) Airturbos

Product Information

A-0444, A-0445

Once connected to a suitable air supply, continuous output of high quality general illumination is produced, even under water. The A-0444 is fitted with a bay light type head providing all round illumination when suspended in the work area and the moulded ball glass containing the bulb is surrounded by a protective polycarbonate dome.  The A-0445 provides a flood beam giving a well diffused 30° angle of light with the standard matt reflector, or with a polished reflector, a highly concentrated spot light. The lamp has a 15mm toughened glass lens for high impact strength and pressure resistance.
Housings are spark free cast brass with a forged brass safety hook, all nickel-plated. The generator is a compressed air driven turbo-alternator of simple design and robust construction and a gunmetal impulse turbine wheel produces the energy to power the 12v 55w Tungsten Halogen bulb.

A clean dry air supply is a condition of certification and essential for the efficient running of these lamps. Deposits of dirt on the inside of the lens will adversely affect the level of illumination and if needed, air-line filters can be supplied. Another mandatory requirement of safe use is anti-static hose, designed to avoid a dangerous build up of static electricity. The Airturbo has many inherent safety features, recognised by BASEEFA; effectively pressurised and purged system, protective curtain of air from the exhaust ports, instant cut-off of the lamp if the lens is broken and cooling of heat generating components. Lamps are routinely run in, tested and set to the necessary output prior to despatch.

  • Power Source

    Safe Compressed Air Power

  • Efficient

    Low Consumption

  • Ease of application

    Full Accessory Range

Features & Benefits

  • Safe Compressed Air Power
  • Reversed Air Safety Feature
  • Pressurised and Purged System
  • 55 Watt Long-life Halogen Bulb
  • Economical 0.25m3/min Consumption
  • Full Accessory Range Available

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Gas Zone: 1 and 2

Power: Air

Light: Bay


Gas Zone: 1 and 2

Power: Air

Light: Flood

Technical Information

Product Reference  A-0444 A-0445
Product Description  Safety Bay Lamp Compressed Air Powered Safety Floodlamp Compressed Air Powered
Code  Ex s II T6
Apparatus Standards  SFA 3009:1972
Type of Protection  's' special protection
Area of Classification (Gas)  Zones 1 and 2, Gas Groups IIA, IIB and IIC
Temp. Classification  T6
Ambient Temperature  -20°C to +40°C
Certificate  BASEEFA Ex 78209X*
Enclosure  Nickel Plated Brass and Gun-metal
Lens  Ball Glass/Polycarbonate Dome Toughened Glass (15mm)
Beam Type  All-around 360° Illumination Flood (Matt Reflector) (as standard) 
or Spot (Polished Reflector) (to order)
Light Source: Part Number  A-1130
Type Tungsten Halogen Filament Bulb
Volts 12v
Watts 55w
Output 1000lm (at 12v)
Life 1000hrs (at 12v)
Power Source: Type Compressed Air Driven Turbo-alternator
Air Pressure 4.0-8.0 bar
Consumption 0.25m3/min
Ingress Protection  Once pressurised may be used under water
Weight  8.2kg 12.5kg
*Special Certification Conditions  A clean, dry air supply must be used. Supply hose must be anti-static.
  • All information has been gathered under laboratory conditions, the user must regard the values given as approximate.
  • Changes may be made to the above specification without notification, details are available on request.

Light Output Diagrams

A-0444 - Ball Glass
Peak luminous intensity at 2.5m radius 2lux

A-0445 - Polished Reflector
Spot Beam (approx 4°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 900lux

A-0445 - Matt Reflector
Flood Beam (approx 30°)
Peak luminous intensity at 5m 40lux



Airturbo Instructions

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