ATEX Directive embodies the European requirements for equipment
used in potentially explosive atmospheres. It became mandatory
on June 30th 2003.
to the directive, it was only necessary to apply explosion safety
principles to electrical equipment. Entirely non-electrical equipment
was not considered, relying on "Good Engineering Practice"
to ensure that the ignition risk of hot surfaces or sparks would
draws attention to the non-electrical hazards and requires a consideration
of these with respect to explosion safety.
BE COMPLIANT, YOU MUST USE AN ATEX APPROVED INK PUMP!
pump ends fall into the category 2 or M2 classification--equipment
designed to ensure a high level of protection, even in the event
of an expected malfunction.
full "Risk Assessment" was written for our pump ends
and the equipment was tested for temperature rise, etc. The pump
end must then be fitted with an ATEX approved driver.
marking for our pump is therefore:
is a sample nameplate: