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ATEX Directive

Directive 2014/34/EU

Directive brief

EQUIPMENT AND PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS INTENDED FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES. The Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and also known as “ATEX” derived from the abbreviations of “Explosive” and “Atmosphere”, sets out the product requirements and reactions that products must exhibit under extreme conditions. The Directive 2014/34/EU took effect in Turkey after being published in the Official Gazette on June 30, 2016. Today process security is of paramount importance in all types of businesses. Therefore, there are many technical regulations relating to process security. Security management systems, SEVESO, ATEX 137 Directive relating to the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres and the Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres are all integral components of the aggregate regulations drawn out on process security.

Applicability 

The Directive 2014/34/EU relating to Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres, also covers those control and tuning devices and systems used for purposes other than explosive atmospheres, but necessary or contributing to the safe operation of equipment and protective systems against explosion hazards.

The Directive divides the products into different classes depending on the gas, dust, steam and fog content at the point of use, product usage pattern and product properties. For example, equipment used in and outside mines are different; internal combustion and electric motors and other equipment fall into different classes. In terms of these classes, the conformity assessment and certification of the products is carried out on the condition that the Modular system proposed by the Commission in the context of the New Approach Framework is implemented.

As EAC, we are well aware of the importance of process security, and we provide services to producers through our business partners for the conformity assessment and certification of products for CE and Exproof marking.

CE Certification

Medical Device Directive

MDD 93/42/EEC for medical devices of all classes. Learn More

PPE Directive

EU 2016/425 for Personal Protective Equipment. Learn More

Machinery Directive

MD 2006/42/EC for health and safety requirements of machinery. Learn More

Lifts Directive

LD 2014/33/EU for health and safety requirements of lifts. Learn More

Pressure Equipment Directive

PED 2014/68/EU for sale of pressure equipment in the EU. Learn More

Gas Appliances Directive

GAD 2016/426/EU for a legal framework for gas appliances in the EU. Learn More

Construction Products

CPR 305/2011/EU for regulations on construction products. Learn More

Hot Water Bodies

Directive 92/42/EEC for hot-water boilers with liquid or gaseous fuels. Learn More

Simple Pressure Vessels

SPV 2014/29/EU for uniform law on simple pressure vessels. Learn More

Electrical Equipment

Directive 2014/35/EU for electrical equipment voltage limits. Learn More

EMC Directive

EMC 2014/30/EU for electromagnetic compatibility. Learn More

ATEX Directive

Directive 2014/34/EU for equipment in explosive atmospheres. Learn More

Noise Emission

Directive 2000/14/EC for sound power level of products. Learn More

Measuring Instruments

MID 2014/32/EU for measuring instruments in the EU. Learn More

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