ATEX directive: New standards guideline

ATEX directive: New standards guideline

From 1 November 2019, the presumption of conformity of the EN 13463 series of standards related to “non-electrical appliances” (intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres) ceased.

These have been replaced by the standards EN ISO 80079-36 (“Basic method and requirements”) and EN ISO 80079-37 (“Type of non-electrical protection for construction safety”” c “, for control of the ignition source” b “, for immersion in liquid “k”), which entered into force in 2016.

Therefore, no product declared in accordance with ATEX (Directive 2014/34 / EU) and made in accordance with standards EN 13463, must be sold from October 31, 2019.

One of the novelties introduced by the new standard refers to the CE marking attached to the equipment, as the following example:

II 2D c T135°C

Before (EN13463)

II 2D Ex h IIIC T135°C Db

Current one (EN ISO 80079)

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