ATEX Hazardous Area Cameras and Housings
Within certain environments, such as biomass fuel plants, explosion proof CCTV equipment is required in order to monitor and manage site areas, with the CCTV system still able to function in the event of a catastrophe.
NX1 (UK) Ltd provide and install ATEX certified intrinsically safe explosion proof CCTV cameras and housings, suitable for areas where both gas explosions and dust particle explosions may potentially occur.
Any organisation within the European Union (EU) must follow the directives to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with an explosive atmosphere.
There are two ATEX directives (one for the manufacturer and one for the user of the equipment):
» the ATEX 95 equipment directive 94/9/EC, Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
» the ATEX 137 workplace directive 99/92/EC, Minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.
Employers must classify areas where hazardous explosive atmospheres may occur into zones. The classification given to a particular zone, and its size and location, depends on the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere occurring and its persistence if it does.
Areas classified into zones (0, 1, 2 for gas-vapor-mist and 20, 21, 22 for dust) must be protected from effective sources of ignition. Equipment and protective systems intended to be used in zoned areas must meet the requirements of the directive. Zone 0 and 20 require Category 1 marked equipment, zone 1 and 21 required Category 2 marked equipment and zone 2 and 22 required Category 3 marked equipment. Zone 0 and 20 are the zones with the highest risk of an explosive atmosphere being present.
Within the European Union
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