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Product Focus: ATEX Machinery
July 16, 2019
ATEX is the colloquial name for the European Directive for controlling explosive atmospheres. Preventing releases of dangerous substances (which can create explosive atmospheres), and preventing sources of ignition, are two widely used ways of controlling the risks. Purchasing certified ATEX compliant equipment is therefore essential.
Examples of products which may require filling with ATEX certified machinery include:
Adelphi Manufacturing‘s CAT II 2 G c T 5 (100 Degrees Celsius) Response Benchtop Filler can be modified to comply with directive 94/9/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 95’ or ‘the ATEX Equipment Directive’) on the approximation of the laws of Members States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
There are three zones relating to ATEX compliance – Adelphi can make our Response Benchtop Filler or Response Automation System Zone 1 (10 – 1,000 hours per year in the explosive atmosphere) and Zone 2 (0-10 hours per year in the explosive atmosphere) compliant. We will supply the necessary documentation to support your purchase and provide peace of mind.
We engineer-out any possible sources of static build up, and we ensure good earthing via an Earth Point included at the rear. Materials such as brass and stainless steel are used to replace some aluminium and plastic parts, and the machine is raised on different feet to allow grounding. Additionally, the hopper comes with a lid to reduce and contain fumes.
Our ATEX adapted Response fillers can come with various seal options, which we will assess to ensure compatibility with your product:
- Fluoroelastomer (VITON)
- Perfluoroelastomer (KALRES)
We have lodged a technical file (09XT005) with an approved body.
Adelphi Masterfil also regularly supply their S1000/5000-S fillers, both twin and single head versions, with ATEX compliant modifications.
Please note that our ATEX machines do not cover explosive risk from dust; only gas.
To find out more about how we can help your business with ATEX compliant machinery, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Adelphi on +44 (0)1444 472300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help.
Earth point, ATEX approved feet and the EX symbol of ATEX compliance