Explosion protection marking and meaning in accordance with the European explosion protection directive and harmonized standards

Equipment that is used in potentially explosive atmospheres in Europe and which has its own potential source of ignition as defined by EN 1127-1:2019, has to be marked according to its suitability for use. This marking is based on the requirements of the European explosion protection directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX) and the concerns of the associated harmonized standards.

This article is intended for anyone who has to deal with the subject of explosion protection and the corresponding labeling of devices. Based on URACA products, the new regulations for Ex marking, which have been mandatory since 01.11.2019, are explained by way of example.

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