New Guide: FIA Guide on equipment for use in  explosive atmospheres (ATEX)

This Guide is intended to give background information on the use of electrical equipment in areas where there is a risk of explosion from flammable materials. It explains the principles used in the classification of the hazard and the equipment for use in specific hazards. It also gives information on the concepts available for protecting hazardous area equipment (henceforth referred to as Ex equipment, Ex apparatus or Ex systems).

The Guide aims to provide awareness to product designers and manufacturers, as well as those involved in the installation and maintenance of Ex equipment and Ex systems. It isn’t meant to replace comprehensive training, technical advice from suitably qualified experts or acquired knowledge of applicable standards.