Atex

The ATEX (Atmosphères Explosibles) Directive 2014/34/EU¹ and Directive 1999/92/EC are the European most well-known Regulatory Frameworks for the manufacture, installation and use of equipment in explosive atmospheres. Also known as 'ATEX 114' and 'ATEX 153' respectively, both defines the essential health and safety requirements for equipment and protective systems.

ATEX is "a mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions, of flammable substances in the form of gases, vapours, mists or dusts, in which, after ignition, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture".

Whether explosive atmospheres are generated by flammable gases and vapours (Zones 0, 1 ,2) or by combustible dust, fibres and flyings (Zones 20, 21, 22) or even by hybrid mixtures, the importance of the Explosion Protection Document as per the requirements of ATEX 137 Workplace Directive (99/92/EC) or of an Explosion Hazard Assessment Audit is considered for paramount importance.

Acmon systems with almost 30 years in the field of powder handling and dry solids processing provides solutions designed to capture fugitive dust, prevent spark ignition sources ensuring plant, environmental and users safety keeping your investment sustainable in the long run.

Combustible dust explosions can cause tragic loss of life, injuries, and destruction of industrial buildings, and occur within milliseconds.

Services provided upon request:

  • ATEX studies "Explosion Protection Document"
  • Classification of Hazardous Areas into Zones.
  • Validation and risk assessment of existing equipment.
  • Supply, installation and maintenance of new Explosion-proof equipment.
  • Proposals and applications suppression systems and measures to reduce the risk of explosion.
  • Periodic inspection and maintenance Explosion-proof equipment in accordance with the international Standards.
  • Training of personnel throughout entire corporate levels adjusted for potential risk of explosion our company.
  • Identification of flammable materials and risk assessment.

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