Ex Protection

ATEX directive - User Directive 1999/92/EC

This directive gives the minimum requirements for the improvement of health protection and safety of employers who could be endangered by explosive atmospheres.

The main issues to be adressed:

  • Assessment of explosion risk
  • Zone classification
  • Explosion protection documents (including requirements for personnel to do engineering, equipment selection, installation, maintenance, repair etc.)
Structure of Directive 1999/92/EC
Ruling part
Section Article Heading
I 1-2 General requirements
II 3-9 Duties of employer
3 Prevention of and protection against
4 Assessment of the explosion risks
5 General obligations
6 Coordination abligations
7 Areas with explosive atmospheres
8 Explosion protection document
9 Special regulations relating to working materials and places of work
III 10-15 Other requirements
Annexes
I Classification of areas in which explosive atmospheres can be present
1. Areas in which explosive atmospheres can be present
2. Classification of potentially explosive atmospheres
II A

Minimum requirements for the improvement of the safety and health protection of employees who could be endangered by explosive atmospheres
1. Organizational measures
2. Explosion protection measures

  B Criteria for the selection of apparatus and protective systems
III Warning signs for marking areas in which explosive atmospheres can occur

For further information (Directive 1999/92/EC and user guide) please visit
www.bartec-group.com/atex

Explosive Atmosphere

Atex Directive

Product Directive
1994/9/EC

User Directive
1999/92/EC

Ignition Sources

Basic Electrical Techniques

Equipment Protection Level

IP-Rating