the application of Directive 94/9/EC and it is the relevant national approval of the new aligned ATEX Directive is expected in After 30 June , conformity to the ATEX directive is obligatory in order to . 23 March Creation of Directive 94/9/EC (also called ATEX or ATEX A). ATEX 94/9/EC (also ATEX a) and ATEX 99/92/EC (also. ATEX ). The ATEX Directive 94/9/EC sets out the Essential Safety. Requirements for products .
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Where can explosive atmospheres be found? HSE Explosives website What is an explosive atmosphere?
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As of Julyorganisations in the EU must follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere. Providing anti-static clothing Employers must provide workers who work in zoned areas with appropriate clothing that does not create the risk of an electrostatic discharge igniting the explosive atmosphere, eg anti-static footwear.
Identifying areas where explosive atmospheres may occur Where necessary, the entry points to areas classified into zones must be xtex with a specified ‘EX’ sign. The operator is responsible for the safety of his equipment.
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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. 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.
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Using the correct equipment can help greatly in this. Atmospheric conditions are commonly referred to as ambient temperatures and pressures.
Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. Equipment in use before July is allowed to be used indefinitely provided a risk assessment shows it is safe to do so. 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. The requirements in DSEAR apply to most workplaces where a potentially explosive atmosphere may occur.
In DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture atexx 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.
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Certification ensures that the equipment or protective system is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied with it to ensure that it can be used safely. The ATEX directive is covering explosions from gases but also solid dust which, contrary to common perception, can lead to hazardous explosions .
Manufacturers who apply its provisions and affix the CE marking and the Ex marking are able to sell their equipment anywhere within the European union without any further requirements with respect to the risks covered being applied. Health and Safety Executive. Employers must classify areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur into zones. 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: 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.
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1000a might be a discussion about this on the talk page. This page does not deal with intentional explosives such as those used in demolition work or blasting in quarries.