EX Series Flaw Detectors for Use in Explosive Atmospheres
To support our customers working in hazardous environments, we now offer three of our most popular instruments—the EPOCH® 650 flaw detector, the BondMaster® 600 multimode bond tester, and the NORTEC® 600 eddy current flaw detector—in versions that conform to the requirements of the ATEX directive. In addition to helping you save time and reduce cost, these EX series instruments can, most importantly, help keep you safe when working in certain hazardous environments.
The acronym ATEX was originally derived from the French ATmosphères EXplosibles (or explosive atmospheres).
Today, ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Union directives for controlling explosive atmospheres. The first is Directive 99/92/EX (also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’), and it regulates the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. Directive 94/9/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 9’ or ‘the ATEX Equipment Directive’) regulates the equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The regulations apply to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical.