What is ATEX?
What is ATEX?
Within Europe, we have two main directives related to explosion hazards under atmospheric conditions. These are the ATEX 114 (formerly ATEX 95) and ATEX 153 (formerly ATEX 137) directives. The ATEX 114 directive focuses on products and guides the manufacture of LED lighting fixtures for areas where there is a risk of explosion. The ATEX 153 directive is related to workplaces and targets employers whose employees work in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
The three gas zones (0, 1 and 2) represent a risk of explosion due to the presence of gas, vapours and liquids. In the three dust zones (20, 21 and 22), explosion hazards are caused by explosive fibres, dust particles or solids. The zones are shown schematically on the left.
Unique Lights provides its advice as an independent entity and supplies the highest quality LED lighting systems for areas where there is a risk of explosion. The lighting fixtures are made of cast aluminium with the LED lamp shielded with polycarbonate. This makes them resistant to the most extreme conditions.
The warranty on our LED lighting systems is at least five years, sometimes ten. For more information on the best LED solutions for your business, please feel free to contact one of our LED specialists.
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