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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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How would Brexit affect ATEX equipment?

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ATEX equipment is governed by the EU ATEX directive – the acronym itself comes from the French ‘Appareils destines a etre utilises en atmospheres explosibles’, or at least from the start of the last two words. There are actually two directives that govern ATEX equipment – the new ATEX directive 2014/34/EU for manufacturers, and the […]

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