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Ensuring Safety in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

ATEX refers to two EU directives which govern how equipment and workplaces in explosive environments must be managed. In many workplaces, gases, dusts or vapors can be found in the air – if these materials happen to ignite, an explosion could occur causing damage and injury. ATEX aims to prevent this happening.

Industrial activities from vehicle paint spraying to chemicals manufacturing, wood sawing to grain flour processing and filling stations are just some of the working environments where explosions could happen. ATEX certification is intended to minimize or prevent explosions in these places.

If your production processes involve flammable liquids, gases, aerosols or combustible dusts, or you provide equipment that’s used in such places, you will have to become ATEX certified.


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Safety in explosive atmospheres

Learn about the technical requirements of the ATEX Directive and the IECEx Scheme.

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Understanding ATEX Directive 2014 34 EU

ATEX 2014/34/EU is a uniquely European Union directive for protection against explosive atmospheres

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