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ATEX is named after the French word "ATmosph è resExhibitibles".
Manufacturers of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive hazardous environments, applicationATEXThe directive clause and the CE mark are attached, and its explosion-proof equipment can be sold anywhere in Europe without considering other requirements.
The scope of equipment applicable to this directive is particularly broad, roughly including equipment suitable for fixed offshore platforms, petrochemical plants, flour mills, and other potentially explosive environments.
Europe thoroughly revised the existing explosion-proof directive ATEX 94/9/EC on February 26, 2014, and the new ATEX directive 2014/34/EC was enforced on April 20, 2016.
ATEX instructionApplicable to all electrical and mechanical equipment, components, protective systems, and special safety, control, and regulating devices used or potentially used in potentially explosive environments, as well as those produced or sold in the European Union, including equipment and protective systems used on surfaces or mining areas.
ATEX implements the EN60079 standard, which is commonly used in the EU market.
For products used in Zone 0 and Zone 1, in addition to type testing (according to the BS EN IEC 60079 series standard), factory inspections must be conducted to obtain QAN reports, based on the BS EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 standard; And accept regular supervision and review.
What documents do ATEX certified factories need to prepare for inspection?
1. Records of differences in laws, regulations, and standards comparison
2. Quality document information
3. Communication record of explosion-proof authorization appointment letter
4. Customer orders
5. Contract review records
6. Personnel training records
7. Product Design and R&D Change Order
8. Product Inspection Record
9. Production tracking form
10. Equipment calibration and verification certificate
11. Subcontracting orders, delivery notes, and other document records
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