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Is ATEX certification accepted in USA?

Is ATEX certification accepted in USA?

No. It’s not harmonized with NFPA combustible dust standards and not considered by OSHA an acceptable certification for electrical equipment used in hazardous locations.

What is the difference between UL and ATEX certification?

UL or cUL instruments have been certified by Underwrites Laboratories for use in the US and Canada with ratings given for potentially explosive atmospheres, while ATEX Certification is a certification of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in the European Union.

What is an ATEX certification?

ATEX certification is given to equipment that has gone through rigorous testing outlined by European Union directives. Products that are ATEX compliant have been and proved safe to use in specific environments with explosive atmospheres, according to the zone/s they are certified to be used in.

What is ATEX II?

Atex Zone 2 area is a place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of flammable substances in the form of gas or vapour is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only (from 0,1hrs to 10hrs/365d).

Where is ATEX certification required?

ATEX certification ensures that equipment will work safely in explosive environment without causing any accident if used as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Equipment used in explosive atmosphere within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) must be ATEX certified.

Is ATEX certification accepted in Australia?

In Australia, equipment that is certified ATEX is not accepted as it is not up to the Australian standard. What is IECEx certification? The IECEx Scheme is an internationally-recognised regulation that demonstrates a business’s conformity with IEC Standards.

What is a Zone 2 environment?

The definition of Zone 2 is a hazardous area classified as an atmosphere where a mixture of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation, but if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.

Where is ATEX applicable?

The ATEX Directive applies to all electrical and mechanical equipment and protective systems which are located within potentially explosive environments.

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