WHY EXPERTISE IN ATEX IS NEEDED
The technical specialists at the operating company are not always familiar with the details of selecting explosion protection devices, or do not have the time to deal with them themselves. It is not possible to copy someone else's solutions as every production facility is individual.
The reality is that there are fewer explosion protection experts on the labour market than there are hazardous facilities in operation. Or it is not profitable for all companies to employ a specialist.
Failure to comply with mandatory explosion protection requirements or the wrong choice of equipment can lead to large-scale accidents with great destruction and loss of life. And, at the very least, the owner of a hazardous facility risks being fined by inspectors for failing to comply with the regulatory requirements of explosion safety standards:
- ATEX 153 (directive 99/92/EC) — establishes the employer's obligations for explosion and fire protection in the workplace for the safety of persons;
- IEC 60079-10-2:2015 — provides definitions of combustible dust and explosive dust environments and sets out the classification of explosive zones;
- EN 1127-1-2014 - describes ignition sources;
- ATEX 114 (2014/34/EU) - contains requirements for equipment for operation in potentially explosive atmospheres;
- EN 1127-1:2007 - mandates the use of explosion protection systems in production facilities;
- TR CU 012 / 2011 - establishes safety requirements for equipment in explosive atmospheres in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Our consultations provide the customer with assistance from ATEX experts in selecting suitable technical solutions for production, and advice on explosion protection control of equipment.
The customer does not have to waste time researching the requirements for explosion protection devices and industrial safety on his own. They get professional help as quickly as possible to ensure trouble-free operation. We are also always available to advise customers in preparation for a supervisory inspection.