Atex Pumps by Fluimac
Fluimac ATEX diaphragm pumps are available as a standard with ATEX 2 certification. Fluimac also manufactures a complete range of ATEX 1 certified air operated double diaphragm pumps. Each pump is delivered with a full CE ATEX certificate.
Atex is a term which is sometimes misunderstood.
The following selected excerpts from a PDF ATEX IN SOUTH AFRICA by JG Auret, Explolabs (Pty) Ltd
1. WHAT IS ATEX ?
ATEX is the common name of Directive 94/9/EC of the European Community and deals with
equipment and protective systems for use in hazardous locations.
2. WHY TALK ABOUT ATEX ?
South Africa trades heavily with Europe.
ATEX affects local manufacturers, distributors and legislators:
Manufacturers must be able to apply the CE Mark to their products.
Distributors have to ensure that their “Ex-products” comply with national and international certification requirements.Users have to ensure that equipment installed on their plants meet legal requirements and is safe.
Legislators must ensure that laws and regulations are flexible enough to allow entry of all suitable equipment (prevent trade barrier) but also to provide for local conditions (workforce, environment).
3. THE ATEX APPROVAL PROCESS
The flow diagram in Figure 2 describes the manner in which a manufacturer proves compliance with the EHSR’s and achieves CE marking for Ex equipment.
(full PDF in public domain can be found at this link (http://www.explolabs.co.za/downloads/atex.pdf)