EU directive 94/9/EC - ATEX 100a

The implementation of the EU directive 94/9/EC (known under the title "ATEX 100a") is changing the legal basis of explosion protection.


The major changes are:

  • Establishment of basic safety requirements for potentially explosive areas
  • Non-electric devices and protective systems are included for the first time
  • Descriptions of applicable conformity evaluation processes 


Publications on this subject:


Chemie Technik 4/2003:

"How high temperatures on centrifugal pumps can be prevented in explosive zones."


Chemie Technik 5/2003:

"Some like it hot!"


Chemie Produktion 5/2003:

"Fit for the EX zone."