ATEX CERTIFICATION - ATMOSPHERE EXPLOSIVE CERTIFICATION
What is ATEX?
ATEX is The European Regulatory Framework for Manufacture, Installation, and Use of Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres (denoted by Ex). It came into force in 2003 and was enacted in the UK by statutory Instrument (SI) 2002: 2776.
It was called DSEAR (The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations of 2002) and implemented both the ATEX and the Chemical Agents Directive (98/24/EC). ATEX is an abbreviation of the term(ATmosphères EXplosives) which is derived from “Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosives” (French for Equipment intended for use in Explosive Atmospheres).
ATEX consists of two directives. ATEX directives apply to all the electrical & mechanical equipment & protective systems which are located within potentially explosive environments. ATEX directives were adopted by the EU (European Union) to facilitate the trade between the member states by aligning the technical and legal requirements for products intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.
Benefits of ATEX Certification
Who can be certified ATEX Certification?
ATEX is applicable in atmospheres where explosions can occur because of dust, vapors, or gases that are likely to ignite or detonate. So, it applies to most workplaces that use or store flammable or explosive materials — for example, factories that use flammable products or generate combustible clouds of dust.
Oil and Gas rigs
Fuel Distribution Depots
Oil and gas pipeline installation
Chemical and pharmaceutical industries
Printing and textiles
Transmitter & Sensors
Document required for ATEX Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of ATEX Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Product Management System
Year on Year
ATEX is applicable in atmospheres where explosions can occur because of dust, vapors or gases that are likely to ignite or detonate. So, it applies to most workplaces that use or store flammable or explosive materials — for example, factories that use flammable products or generate combustible clouds of dust.