Atex Blog

  • ATEX & Explosion Safety Awareness Explosive Dust Atmospheres

    ATEX & Explosion Safety Awareness Explosive Dust Atmospheres Dust! It’s everywhere… In households it is primarily tiny fibers launched into the air every time we sit on fabric-covered furniture; it’s tiny fibers coming from our clothes as we move around; it’s our own skin cells that...
  • ATEX & Explosion Safety Awareness

    There are two directives that address explosion safety awareness and prevention in the European Union. The first, known as ATEX 137, speaks to occupational safety, as it applies to Employers, Manufacturers, and Employees. The second, ATEX 95, addresses those requirements in the EU (and outside countries that...
  • The Basics of Explosions in Industrial Sites

    Explosions are sudden, localised, overpressure events.  They result from a rapid increase in volume and energy upon ignition of a fuel with available oxygen, and the consequent release of heat, kinetic energy, and high-pressure gases. Normal explosions erupt at a speed of up to 340 metres/1,120 feet...
  • What Is ATEX Certification? In-Depth Explanation

    What is ATEX? ATEX stands for ATmosphère EXplosibles (from the French for Explosive Atmospheres).  Formerly it combined two European Union (E.U.) Directives for defining environments where an atmospheric explosion hazard existed. There were a confusingly large number of variants describing the two main directives for ATEX.  With 27...