Safety engineering in potentially explosive atmospheres
The ATEX Directive for all explosion-proof equipment and systems includes anything used within, or in conjunction with potentially explosive atmospheres such as safety, control and regulation devices, and protective components, equipment, and systems.
The term ‘ATEX’ comes from the French name for the 2003 directive: les appareils et les systèmes de protection destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles (explosive atmospheres). It covers both machinery or equipment that is destined to be used in these environments, and rules for managing the general environment in such workplaces.
If you manufacture or sell equipment and systems of this nature, TÜV SÜD can ensure you conform to the relevant ATEX Directives and entitle you to feature the CE mark.
Equipment, components and protective systems in a potentially explosive environment can only be placed on the market if essential health and safety requirements according to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU have been met, and the required conformity assessment procedures for your category of equipment have been successfully completed.
The following products are affected by the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU:
Protection - Conducting ATEX assessments means your product or working environment is much less likely to undergo an explosion.
Learn about the technical requirements of the ATEX Directive and the IECEx Scheme.
ATEX 2014/34/EU is a uniquely European Union directive for protection against explosive atmospheres
Learn more about the IECEx System with our handy infographic
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