on the ATEX, Directive 94/9/EC
at bottom of page)
The directive 94/9/EC
concerns equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially
explosive atmospheres and is applicable in countries of the European
Economic Community (European Union), on a voluntary basis from 1 March
1996 and compulsory from 1 July 2003.
The new ATEX directive 2014/34/EU will
be mandatory for manufacturer on 20 April 2016
Major aspects are summarized here:
Degree of Harmonization.
Total harmonization is mandatory.
All equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive
atmospheres and auxiliary items.
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Updated June 1, 2015