Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours, or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance mixed with air then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Preventing release of dangerous substances and controlling potential sources of ignition are two widely used ways of reducing risk.
WHY DO WE NEED ATEX CERTIFICATION
- If you manufacture a product that is to be used in a potentially explosive environment and you want to sell in the European Union, then you will need to apply the CE and Ex mark on it.
- The ATEX 2014/34/EU Directive covers both electrical and mechanical equipment which is split into two categories of equipment, Group I mining & Group II above ground.
- Our lodgment is for mechanical non electrical equipment which are capable of causing their own source of ignition.
All standard Red Rooster Lifting air hoists and trolleys from 250 kg to 50 tonne can be certified for use in ZONE 2 areas and with additional protection built into the hoist they can be certified for ZONE 1 use. The preparation work required to be carried out on our hoists varies on the protection level requested by the customer. With the information on where the hoist will be operating we prepare hoists to be suitable for the zone, gas group and temperature rating.
Red Rooster Lifting’s lodgement COV0912421/1 filed with Lloyds Register covers the range of ATEX units we manufacture.