Atex Directive

atex symbol2ATEX Directive 94/9/EC

What is ATEX 94/9/EC? Atex 94/9/EC Is a European Community law

  • It has been mandatory since 1st of July 2003
  • This law concerns risks of injections in explosive atmospheres of equipments that we use in these atmospheres.
  • It is used by countries of EU only!
    This law classifies the equipments in 2 Groups (and these are divided in categories):
    GROUP I:  CATEGORIES M1, M2 GROUP II: CATEGORIES  1, 2, 3

The directive Atex 94/9/EC specifies minimum requirements for the equipment and protective systems for usage to the intended purpose in potentially explosive areas.

  • For the first time, the EC directive 94/9/EC covers electrical as well as non-electrical equipment.

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