In the European Union, the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Specifically, a potentially explosive atmosphere exists “when a mixture of air gases, vapours, mists, or dusts combine in a way that can ignite under certain operating conditions”, as defined by the European Commission.
Some examples of ATEX products are vehicle paint spraying, fuel dispensers, metering pumps, dispensers, remote pumping units, safe breaks, shear valves, and swivels. In addition, the ATEX Directive covers also protective systems to use in potentially explosive atmospheres. In particular, the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU is the EU legislation for:
- Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
- Safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but required for the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems considering the risks of explosion
- Components of equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
In our Library of Documents, you will find documents which will help you ensuring that your ATEX products are compliant in the European Union. Among others, the Library includes guidelines, public opinions, regulatory updates, conformity assessment bodies, standards, and many more.