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The objective of ATEX Directive is to ensure the free movement of Ex products within the European Union, by offering one harmonized compliance procedure accepted by all EU countries, eliminating the need for different national standards.
The Directive removes barriers to trade by defining Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) for Ex equipment. The EHSRs form the basis of an EU-accepted product conformity approval process that examines the potential ignition sources of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.
Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres must comply with a range of regulations, standards and directives before they can be operated. As a manufacturer, you are responsible for obtaining the certification required in the country your equipment will be used in.
The European Union (EU) Directive 2014/34/EU, commonly called “ATEX”, covers electrical and non-electrical equipment that is used in potentially explosive atmospheres. It relates to all equipment, protective systems, safety devices, controlling devices, regulating devices, and components –defined as any item that is essential to ensuring that equipment functions safely.
Compliance with the ATEX directive is mandatory. Manufacturers are responsible for meeting the general requirements of Annex II by applying all relevant standards based on the design and “protection methods”of the product. Proof of the compliance with this directive is the Ex-mark.
The needs of their customers play a large role for importers and traders of equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. In addition, there are special laws, directives and regulations for this sector both inside and outside Europe – and also national certification procedures – which have to be observed.
Conformity assessment procedure in accordance with Directive 2014/34/EU, only equipment and protective systems that fulfill the requirements of 2014/34/EU (“ATEX” Directive) may be placed on the market in the EU. This directive, which has been transposed by the member states into their national law, applies to
- Protective system
- Components and
- Safety, controlling and regulatory devices required for the safe functioning of equipment and protective