The current international regulations for machine manufacturers (94/9/EC) and operators (99/92/EC) prescribe high safety levels. Therefore, in addition to the traditional field of electrical engineering, legally compliant explosion protection also considers all relevant mechanical components – to avoid all ignition sources, including sparks, which can result from electrostatic charges or hot spots. The ATEX – IECEx Directive besides taking into account the electrical sources of the explosion, also considers the potentially explosive concentration of gas, vapour or mist along with dust in the air.
The Controlwell ATEX explosion protection system features high-grade materials. The use of plastics, nickel-plated brass and bright brass guarantees maximum safety.