ATEX regulations

An Explosive Atmosphere (ATEX) is a " a mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions, of flammable substances in the form of gases, vapours, mists or dusts, in which, after ignition, combustion spreads to the whole of the unburnt mixture". (source: INERIS)

Companies affected by ATEX must :

  • Carry out a hazard assessment,
  • Locate the areas,
  • Implementing preventive actions,
  • Adapt their equipment to the type of area,
  • Protect employees (training, equipment maintenance, etc.)
Manufacturers can self-declare to market equipment for use in certain ATEX zones. Only those who commit to a demanding standards protocol, with an annual audit carried out by an EC Notified Body, can claim Zone 20 interior. Transitube's equipment is certified for zone 20 both in design and in the workshop.
ATEX industrial standards

Transitube's commitment to ATEX

Designers and manufacturers of industrial equipment must comply with EU Directive 2014/34.
It sets out the minimum protection requirements for equipment used in explosive atmospheres.

Transitube was the first to undertake an ATEX certification process, which is now delivered by INERIS. 

Material: INERIS07ATEX0054X

This EU Type Examination Certificate classifies our equipment in category 1D/2GD.
This means that all our systems can be be installed in ATEX zones ATEX 22, 21 and 20 indoors.

Quality Assurance System: SAQ INERIS 11ATEXQ401

Which powders are affected?

It is the combination of several elements that creates dangerousness:

  • Oxygen
  • Suspended dust
  • Source of energy
  • EMI

Some examples of familiar powders that constitute an explosion hazard: