Background last update:14 Nov 2006

New ATEX rules minimise explosive atmospheres

As per July 1st, 2003, a transition period will end and two European directives will become fully active: Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) and Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95). These will have an impact on both companies with an explosion hazard (gas, vapour, mist or dust explosion) and manufacturers of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.

This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 7, no. 4

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