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January2017

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What are the types of ATEX equipment?

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ATEX equipment falls into two main groups – Group I is mainly for underground mining and adjacent hazardous areas on the surface, while Group II encompasses all explosive atmospheres elsewhere. There are five subdivisions in all: Group I Category M1 is for ATEX equipment that must remain operational throughout incidents, while Category M2 is for […]

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Legal compliance in ATEX equipment and hazardous area classification

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The HSE has updated its guidance on hazardous area classification when specifying ATEX equipment and, while it is not compulsory to follow its suggestions, there are benefits in terms of legal compliance when doing so. That is because HSE inspectors will generally look to the HSE guidance as the rubric for best practice on hazardous […]

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Ships demand special attention on Zone 0/1/2 hazardous area equipment

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Zone 0/1/2 hazardous area equipment is essential to safeguard hazardous environments on land, but especially so on the confined space of a maritime vessel. Boleslaw Dudojc of the Gdynia Maritime University in Poland writes in the university’s scientific journal, ZN AMG, of the many sources of risk at sea. These range from the vessel’s own […]

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