SAFETY FIRST

Maverick is a submersible robot used to inspect above ground petroleum storage tanks.  This system is certified for use in environments containing vaporous hydrocarbons, such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and other light  and middle petroleum-based distillates.

All electrical equipment is capable of generating and releasing electrical and thermal energy during both normal and abnormal operating conditions.  If this energy is above the explosion level of the hazardous atmosphere, severe personal injury and damage to equipment can occur.

Solex Robotics, from its inception, has been dedicated to building equipment which will meet the safety certification standards for Class I, Division 1, Group D, hazardous environments. 

Maverick has been developed and certified to the stringent requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Factory Mutual (FM), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and DEMCO.  Maverick has achieved  multi-agency safety certification in the United States, Canada, and European Union.

BE ADVISED to ask for the safety certification proof on any piece of equipment that will be operating in a Class I, Division 1, Group D environment.  It is best to remember lives and property are at stake.  Conditional letters for project or demonstration usage and testimonial letters granted by operations or job audits by plant health and safety are not substitutes for safety certification.  If equipment is certified, it has to be labeled as a listed product. 

Solex's policy is very straight forward.  If it is not safe, we are not interested in doing it. 

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