What ATEX means?

What ATEX means?

What ATEX means?

hazard of explosive atmospheres
ATEX generally refers to the hazard of explosive atmospheres occurring in the workplace due to the presence of flammable gasses or combustible dust mixed in air, which can give rise to the risk of explosion.

What is ATEX management?

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres: 1) Directive 99/92/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’) on minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

What is ATEX material?

ATEX materials Processing and handling of explosives. Processing of powders with high specific surfaces (flour, dust) with low ignition point. Processing of compounds that might generate explosive dust such as in some plastic manufacturing processes.

What is ATEX approve?

ATEX certification is given to equipment that has gone through rigorous testing outlined by European Union directives and proved safe to use in specific environments with explosive atmospheres, according to the zone/s they are certified to be used in.

What is ATEX Zone 1 certification?

ATEX Zones Zone 1 – a place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of flammable substances in form of gas, vapor or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

Is ATEX mandatory?

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU is mandatory for manufacturers as of 20 April 2016 as stated in article 44 of the Directive. ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU was published on 29 March 2014, by the European Parliament.

What is an ATEX register?

“ATEX” is an abbreviation for the ATEX Directive and is short for “Atmospheres Explosibles”. It is a set of European Union regulations that are designed to ensure the safety of products being used in explosive environments.

What is the difference between ATEX and UL?

The difference between these three is the testing/classification body. Each rating is created by a recognised standards body with ATEX Being European, UL being American and IECEx often used for international standards. Your company may choose a specific standard to base decisions from.