ATEX 100A DIRECTIVE PDF
the application of Directive 94/9/EC and it is the relevant national approval of the new aligned ATEX Directive is expected in After 30 June , conformity to the ATEX directive is obligatory in order to . 23 March Creation of Directive 94/9/EC (also called ATEX or ATEX A). ATEX 94/9/EC (also ATEX a) and ATEX 99/92/EC (also. ATEX ). The ATEX Directive 94/9/EC sets out the Essential Safety. Requirements for products .
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Zone 0 — A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is present continuously or for long periods or frequently.
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The ATEX directive is covering explosions from gases but also solid dust which, contrary to common perception, can lead to hazardous explosions . It is only natural that the worldwide leading producer of air-operated, double-diaphragm pumps complies with the ATEX A directive for explosive atmospheres. Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. Equipment and protective systems intended to be used in zoned areas should be selected to meet the requirements of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations This article may be in need of reorganization to comply with Wikipedia’s layout guidelines.
In addition to the general requirements, the Regulations place the following specific duties on employers with workplaces where explosive atmospheres may occur.
He must ensure that the equipment is installed in accordance with regulations and is tested before initial use. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Zone 22 — A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.
ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres: Areas classified into zones must be protected from sources of ignition.
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As of Julyorganisations in the EU must follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere. Is this page useful? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We take responsibility for not only our product, but also for the supporting documentation and compliance of necessary directives. Skip to content Skip to navigation. The technical dossier must be kept for a period of 10 years. Certification ensures that the equipment or protective system is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied with it to ensure that it can be used safely.
Examples include places where work activities create or release flammable gases or vapours, such as vehicle paint spraying, or in workplaces handling fine organic dusts such as grain flour or wood.
Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Where necessary, the entry points to areas classified into zones must be marked with a specified ‘EX’ sign. There are two categories of equipment ‘I’ for mining and ‘II’ for surface industries.
ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:. There might be a discussion about this on the talk page. The operator is responsible for the safety of his equipment. The Regulations apply to all equipment dirwctive for use in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical, and also to protective systems. This must be done by a person or organisation competent to consider the particular risks in the workplace, and the adequacy of the explosion control and other measures put in place.
The directive covers a large range of equipment, potentially including equipment used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be ditective.
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The clothing provided depends on the level of risk identified in the risk assessment. Identifying areas where explosive atmospheres may occur Where necessary, the entry points to areas classified into zones must atrx marked with a specified ‘EX’ sign.
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HSE Explosives website What is an explosive dirsctive Once certified, the equipment is marked by the ‘EX’ symbol to identify it as such. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. In DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture.
Health and Safety Executive. Further information and guidance on the classification and zoning of areas where potentially explosive atmospheres may occur and the selection of equipment drective use in those areas: Employers must classify areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur into zones.
Manufacturers who apply its provisions and affix the CE marking and the Ex marking are able to sell their equipment anywhere within the European union without any further requirements with respect to the risks covered being applied.
This article has multiple issues. Providing anti-static clothing Employers must provide workers who work in zoned areas with appropriate clothing that does not create the risk of an electrostatic discharge igniting the explosive atmosphere, eg anti-static footwear.
It is his duty to djrective where there is a risk of explosion and then divide areas into Zones accordingly. Employers must provide workers who work in zoned areas with appropriate clothing that does not create the risk of an electrostatic discharge igniting the explosive atmosphere, eg anti-static footwear. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat The directive also covers components essential for the safe use and safety devices directly contributing to the safe use of the equipment in scope.
The equipment must be kept in a fit state by regular inspection and maintenance. Equipment in use before July is allowed to be used indefinitely provided a risk assessment shows it is diective to do so.