Guides and Papers

Please use the links below for Guidance on ‘Ex’, from a simple glossary of terms to our latest technical papers.

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Whitepapers – Archive

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ATEX & IEC Non-Electrical Certification

ATEX Non-Electrical Certification ATEX Non-electrical certification has always been part of ATEX Certification, however, the fact that even Zone 1 certification could be ‘self certified’ for non-electrical equipment (with the resulting file lodged with a Notified...

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ATEX & IEC Concepts Explained

ATEX Concepts Of Protection Any industry that processes, uses or manufactures materials that may give rise to a flammable atmosphere (gas, mist, liquid, dusts or even small fibres) may have a potentially explosive atmosphere. Where fuel and oxygen (normally the...

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Introduction to Explosive Atmospheres

What is an explosion? An explosion is any uncontrolled combustion wave. In order to create an explosion the has to be fuel (for example an explosive gas such as hydrogen), and oxidizer (such as the oxygen in air) and a source of ignition energy (for example, a hot...

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Safety Systems

Functional Safety and SIL Introduction to Functional Safety Whenever something is being built (be it equipment or plant) that may introduce a hazard to people, safety standards or even legislation will probably be involved! If any reasonably foreseeable action or...

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ATEX Glossary

Glossary Word ATEX Glossary Description ATEX Term used to describe the legal requirement for explosive atmospheres in Europe (or a contract specification outside Europe). May refer to equipment (ATEX 95) or the protection of Workers from Potentially Explosive...

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ATEX Regulations

The ATEX Regulations Simplified   If you are a manufacturer of equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, you must comply with the requirements of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially...

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