The ATEX Equipment Directive 2014/34/EU covers electrical and mechanical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres within the EU. Only ATEX compliant equipment may be sold for use within the EU in explosive atmospheres. Both ATEX compliant equipment and Ex (does not comply with ATEX directive) are accepted in many territories throughout the rest of the World.
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ATEX Equipment - 2014/34/EU ATEX Equipment Directive on equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
ATEX Workplace - The 99/92/EC ATEX Workplace Directive is a legal framework providing protection for property and workers in potentially explosive gas, vapour, mist and dust atmospheres within the EU. It lists a set of obligations and safety measures for employers, requiring the adoption of a coherent risk assessment based strategy for the prevention of explosions.
In the UK the ATEX Workplace Directive has been implemented as an element of The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation 2002 (DSEAR).
Wolf Safety ATEX Explained Poster - Help select equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, easily reference essential information critical to safe use and find further sources of information on explosive atmospheres and equipment.