European Union (EU) ‘Directive 2014/34 .. relating to equipment .. for use in potentially explosive atmospheres’ (ATEX / Explosion Protection)
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‘Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres’ (ATEX Directive) is applicable to products made available and put into service on the European market. The directive does not apply e.g. to seagoing vessels and further means of transport. While Annex I of the Directive specifies criteria determining the classification of equipment-groups into categories, Annex II stipulates mandatory ‘Essential health and safety requirements’ relating to the design and construction’* of products. Annexes II to IX describe the relevant conformity assessment procedures. Manufacturers are responsible for the selection of the appropriate conformity assessment procedure. As a notified body for the ATEX Directive, TÜV Rheinland is your ideal partner for the certification of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Our specialists shorten approval lead times, thus supporting the placement of your products in any country within the EU *Source: Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and the council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres’
- Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres; and components intended to be incorporated into such equipment / protective systems
- Safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but required for or contributing to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems with respect to the risks of explosion
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