Potential explosive areas or ATEX are defined through two directives. Both directives concern protection against explosions caused by dangerous explosive dust or the gaseous atmosphere.

The first directive, 1992/92/EF (the so-called user directive) is aimed at the end users, the owners of the installations, and employers. They are required to carry out a zone classification, which determines what kind of material may be installed in which area.

The second directive 2014/34/EU is aimed toward the manufacturers and the sub-suppliers of the material which shall be installed in the potentially explosive area.

EX materials and products must be placed on the market with a CE-mark and Ex-mark, as proof that the product can be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

Goran Safety Ltd assists and advises companies in understanding the requirements from directives. Furthermore, we design safety solutions based on requirements from the harmonized standards EN IEC 60079-series, EN ISO 80079-36, EN 1127-1… Whether you are a manufacturing company in the machine or process industry that works with potentially explosive dust or gas atmospheres and needs a zone classification. Or if you are a machine manufacturer of equipment for working in areas with dust, liquid mist, or gasses – Goran Safety Ltd is your reliable partner.