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Temperature Classes & T-Ratings | Guide, Tables, Common Mistakes

Temperature classes are part of a system established by various standards organisations, including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), to classify…

Top 10 Flammable Gases – Characteristics, LEL/UEL, SDS

When it comes to flammable gases, we speak of naturally occurring gases (e.g. methane), flammable pure substances (e.g. hydrogen), and…

The Fire Triangle: Removing Ignition Sources

The “Fire Triangle” is a down-to-earth concept used for explaining the three essential components that are required for a fire…

ATEX 137 vs. 95: Differences Between ATEX Directives

There are two directives that address explosion safety awareness and prevention in the European Union. The first, known as ATEX…

The UKCA Marking & ATEX

Consequent to Brexit, the UKCA marking officially replaces the European Union CE marking, beginning January 1st, 2021, in Great Britain…

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…

Dust Explosive Atmospheres

ATEX and dust explosions dangers! Dust is everywhere… In households it is primarily tiny fibers launched into the air every…

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…