These Guidelines are intended to be a manual for all parties directly or indirectly affected by. Directive 94/9/EC, commonly referred to as ATEX (“Atmosphères. 26 Feb the scope of the ATEX Directive in the European Union2 by consensus amongst ATEX Guidelines relate only to the Directive /34/EU. Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Directive /34/EU for Equipment explosive atmospheres (ATEX).
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Safety requirements for construction and performance of swivels for use on metering pumps and dispensers.
The technical dossier must be kept for a period of 10 years. Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable flock 8. This article may be confusing or unclear to readers. 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. HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.
Zone 20 — A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is present continuously, or for long periods or frequently. Explosive atmospheres in the workplace Equipment and protective systems directivf for use in explosive atmospheres Where can I find further information? 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.
The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing what equipment and work space is allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere.
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Avenue Marnix 17, B, Brussels, Diretcive. Determination of the dorective explosion limit LEL of dust clouds 8. Zone 0 and 20 require Category 1 marked equipment, zone 1 and 21 require Category 2 marked equipment and zone 2 and 22 require Category 3 marked equipment. Determination of the maximum explosion pressure pmax of dust clouds. Determination of the maximum explosion pressure pmax of dust clouds 8. Determination of the lower explosion limit LEL of dust clouds.
Methodology for functional safety assessment of protective systems for potentially explosive atmospheres. Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation.
ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:.
Power driven winches 8. Group II engines for use in flammable gas and vapour atmospheres 8. The clothing provided depends on the level of risk identified in the risk assessment. Further information and guidance on the classification and zoning of areas where potentially explosive atmospheres may occur and the selection of equipment for use in those areas:. Applicable from 20 April For more information on how the requirements of the Directive have been put into effect in Great Britain see the information in the section Explosive atmospheres in the workplace below.
Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts.
Equipment for explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
This standard given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines and classifies hazardous locations such as explosive atmospheres. Group II engines for cirective in flammable gas and vapour atmospheres.
Explosive atmospheres – Classification of hazardous areas zoning and selection of equipment Selection of equipment and protective systems Areas classified into zones must be protected from sources of ignition.
The equipment must be kept in a fit state by regular inspection and maintenance.
ATEX and explosive atmospheres – Fire and explosion
Areas classified into zones 0, 1, 2 for gas-vapor-mist and 20, 21, 22 for dust must be protected from effective sources of ignition. Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable flock. Safety requirements for construction and performance of safe breaks for use on metering pumps and dispensers 8. This must be done by a person or organisation competent to consider the particular risks in 100s workplace, and the adequacy of the explosion control and other measures put in place.
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ATEX 100A Directive
Basic concepts and methodology for mining 8. Presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation for products or services that still fall within the scope of the partially superseded standard, but that ditective not fall within the scope of the new standard, is unaffected.
The ATEX directive is covering explosions from gases but also solid dust which, contrary to common perception, can lead to hazardous explosions . Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation. Before a workplace containing zoned areas comes into operation for the first time, the employer must ensure that the overall explosion safety measures are didective verified as being safe.