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Explosion protection

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On this page, we provide you with the latest, valuable, and free downloads and links on the topics of safety technology and explosion protection for reading and downloading. The contents are related to Ex markings, ATEX directive, and standards, the Industrial Safety Regulation, and the IECEx system. 

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ContExt-Explosion protection for mechanical engineering (only available in German)

Overview Ex-marking:

For all equipment (electrical and non-electrical) intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, the marking is intended to provide all essential information for safe operation.


ATEX Directive

The ATEX Directive are a closed system in the EU that effectively prevents explosions.   
Manufacturers of explosion-protected components and devices, constructors and operators of plants jointly create the conditions for the safe operation of plants in hazardous areas.

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and the implementation of the directives in Germany:

With the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, the EU has a basis for uniform requirements regarding the explosion protection of equipment and components. These quality requirements are underpinned by harmonized EN standards (CENELEC and CEN standards organization). With these standards, the manufacturer can assume when designing and assessing explosion protection that he is developing safe, explosion-protected devices and components that comply with the Ex Directive 2014/34/EU. These are then subjected to the uniform testing procedure of the directive at a notified body of the EU.

ATEX Directive 1999/92/EG and the implementation of the directives in Germany

Operators in Europe define explosion protection measures in their plants in accordance with Directive 1999/92/EC. These are substantiated in the explosion protection document. According to the EU Directive 1999/92/EC, an Ex document is a prerequisite for the installation and operation of a system that is subject to explosion hazards. Such a document defines the requirements for the safe operation of plants. Directive 1999/92/EC contains minimum requirements that can be increased nationally.


With the IECEx system, electrical and non-electrical devices and assemblies are developed and tested according to internationally uniform IEC/ISO standards and certified with a certificate of conformity.

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