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This whitepaper is about the ATEX Directive, the risks of potentially explosive atmospheres, and what you can do about it. This white paper is designed to help you understand what the ATEX Directive and why it’s necessary to use certified equipment in hazardous areas. So, what is the ATEX Directive? the background of the ATEX Directive a summary of the ATEX Directive’s impact on industrial locations The context of explosive atmospheres Defining an explosion The effects of oxygen enhancement, temperature, and pressure the history of explosion protection Definitions and codes surrounding areas with explosive atmospheres defining a hazardous area examples of explosive mixtures gas groups temperature codes Commonly recognised protection concepts general requirements the flameproof, or Ex d, concept the intrinsic safety, or Ex ia  and ib, concept the pressurisation, or Ex p, concept the […]