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ATEX

Eaton’s MTL product range and the ATEX directive

SAFETY OF EQUIPMENT SAFETY OF THE INSTALLATION


DIRECTIVE 94/9/EC 23 March ‘94 Implementation date 1 July ‘03 EQUIPMENT MARKING DIRECTIVE 1999/92/EC 16 December ‘99 Implementation date 1 July ‘03

SCOPE - THE ARTICLES


SCOPE - THE ARTICLES ATEX (European Union) IEC/CENELEC (Global/Europe)
• Prevention, avoidance, mitigation
• Placing on the market and putting into service • Assessment of explosion risks
• Equipment and protective systems for use in potentially 0999 II 1 G GAS DUST • Classify into hazardous zones
explosive atmospheres Ex d IIB T6 Gb (-40°C ≤ Tamb ≤ +50°C) Ex t IIIC T80°C Db
• Explosion protection document
• Conformity assessment procedures
Type of explosive atmosphere CLASSIFICATION OF PLACES WHERE POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE
Equipment Protection Level
EQUIPMENT GROUPS & CATEGORIES - ANNEX I (Group II) ATMOSPHERES MAY OCCUR - ANNEX I
G : Gas, vapour, mist Maximum external surface
D : Dust temperature • Hazardous zones - gas, vapours or mist and combustible dusts
ESSENTIAL HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS - (EHSR’s) - ANNEX II Apparatus Group
(Group I)
• Principle of integrated safety M1 : energised Type of protection MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPROVING SAFETY & HEALTH
• Consideration of environment M2 : de-energised - ANNEX II
Explosion protection symbol
• Marking Equipment Category • Training, working procedures
• Choice of materials (Group II) Ambient temperature range
of -20°C to +40°C unless • Criteria for selection of equipment and protective systems
• All potential ignition sources 1, 2, 3
stated on label
• Risk caused by software Equipment Group WARNING SIGN WHERE EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES MAY OCCUR
• Risk from gas, vapours, mist and dust I : Mining Equipment Protection Level (EPL) - ANNEX III
II : Non-Mining Temperature Classification (Group II)
UK IMPLEMENTATION EU Explosive Atmosphere Symbol Apparatus Group UK IMPLEMENTATION
Identification number of Notified Body responsible for surveillance Alternate marking format possible :-
Type of protection
Ex db IIB T6 (-40°C ≤ Tamb ≤ +50°C) Ex tb IIIC T80°C
Statutory Instrument SI 1996, No. 192 and amendments. CE mark (European Compliance) Explosion protection symbol Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmosphere Regulation 2002.
Office of Public Service Information (www.opsi.gov.uk) Health & Safety Executive.
Equipment and Protective Systems Regulation (EPS Regulation) (www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplosion/dsear.htm)
For further explanation of gas, temperature, area classification and the various types
Your country implementation.................................................................... of electrical protection please refer to Eaton’s MTL flammable facts poster Your country implementation...............................................................

CE MARK CONFIRMS COMPLIANCE WITH ALL EXAMPLES OF BODIES NOTIFIED UNDER SURFACE INDUSTRY ATEX EQUIPMENT CATEGORY & INTENDED USE ‘SIMPLE APPARATUS’ &
RELEVANT DIRECTIVES SUCH AS: DIRECTIVE 94/9/EC THE ATEX DIRECTIVES
Equipment category Level of protection Area classification
Simple apparatus has been in use as a valuable part of intrinsically safe systems for many years. It was necessary to reassess the use
Low Voltage Directive of this apparatus with the introduction of the two ATEX directives. The following has been agreed at EU level; “Simple apparatus is
2006/95/EC
Oganisation Identification No II 1G
1D { Two independent faults (ia) or
Two types of protection
Zone 0 (gas)
Zone 20 (dust)
considered not to require certification by a notified body. The responsibility for compliance with the relevant parts of the standard rests
with the persons claiming compliance. Certification to the ATEX Directive is not required because of the low levels of energy, which
SGS Baseefa 1180 are added to the intrinsically safe circuit by this apparatus. Simple apparatus is required to be clearly identified when it is installed.”
Electro Magnetic Compatibility
2004/108/EC
TÜV Nord Group 0158
II 2G
2D { One fault (ib) or
One type of protection
Zone 1 (gas)
Zone 21 (dust)
DNV 0344 GUIDE OF GOOD PRACTICE RELATING TO FUNCTIONAL SAFETY
Machinery Directive
LCIE
PTB
0081
0102
II 3G
3D { Safe in normal operation (n)
Zone 2 (gas)
Zone 22 (dust)
DIRECTIVE 1999/92/EC IEC 61508

2006/42/EC TÜV Product Service GmbH 0123 A non - binding code of practice was published in 2003 Safety Instrumented systems are widely used in industrial
Mining industries (I) has categories M1 and M2
identifying how this directive could be implemented, a link process plants where there is threat to life or environment
ATEX or parallel Flammable can be found on the web site - should something go wrong. The IEC 61508 set of
Full list can be found on: standards ‘Functional safety of electrical / electronic /
Atmospheres Directive http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/atex/nb/nblist.htm
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/ programmable electronic safety-related systems’ are now
94/9/EC en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KE6404175 considered industry ‘good practice’ for both
manufacturers and users designing products and systems
for safety related applications.
1 2 2 3 Annex of Eaton’s MTL product range is
Equipment category 100a Our application note AN9025 provides an introduction to
ATEX GUIDELINES FOURTH EDITION COMPLIANCE Electrical Non-electrical
Directive
manufactured under a quality
the subject.
management system in accordance with
BS EN ISO 9001:2008 MTL Instruments are members of ‘The 61508 Association’
Guidelines on the application of European Compliance with the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC can be CERTIFICATION PHASE
Parliament and Council Directive 94/9/EC of 23 demonstrated by using the Harmonised European Certification by notified body ✓ ✓ III The 61508
March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Standards. Reference to these standards relating Certification by manufacturer ✓ ✓ VIII
Association
Member States concerning equipment and to the various methods of electrical protection can THE NEW APPROACH http://www.61508.org/
Unit verification by notified body UNIVERSAL OPTION IX
protective systems intended for use in potentially be found on Eaton’s MTL flammable facts poster or
explosive atmospheres. the EU ATEX website listed below. SURVEILLANCE
To gain a better understanding of directives based on QUALITY ASSURANCE NOTIFICATION
Visit: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/mechanical/files/atex
QA of production by notified body ✓ IV
the new approach to technical harmonisation and
/guide/atex-guidelines_en.pdf
NEW ATEX DIRECTIVE QA of product by notified body ✓ VII global approach to conformity assessment e.g. ATEX,
Pressure Equipment, Machinery directives, refer to the
QA by manufacturer ✓ ✓ VIII
European Commissions guide available to order or SGS Baseefa (2001) Ltd
A new ATEX equipment directive 2014/34/EU, download from: Measurement Technology Ltd SGS Baseefa ATEX 0703
NOTE. Internal combustion engines are electrical equipment
dated 26th February 2014 has been published, as Unit verification is normally used for special small quantity apparatus http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/4942/attachments/1/translations/ Eaton’s MTL products are manufactured under a quality
en/renditions/pdf control system satisfying the ATEX Directive
part of the New Legislative Framework (NLF).
European (ATEX) Directive http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/atex/index_en.htm
Compliance will be mandatory for all European (CENELEC) standards www.cenelec.eu
manufacturers from 20th April 2016. International (IEC) standards www.iec.ch

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