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ATEX Information

ATEX Marking

ATEX and IC Equipment Groups

Area Classifications

ATEX and IEC Group Subdivisions

Temperature Classification

ATEX and IE Protection Concepts for Gases, Vapours and Mists (G)

ATEX and IEC Protection Concepts for Combustible Dusts (D)


It is a legal requirement in Europe for employers and the self-employed to protect people from the risks to their safety from fires, explosions and similar events in the workplace.

Employers must:

People involved in the design, installation or management of ATEX Plant or Equipment must be proven to be ‘competent’ in the appropriate field as defined by EN60079-14.

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