ATEX (ATmosphères EXplosibles)
Since July 1, 2003, equipment manufactured for operation in potentially explosive environments has been required to comply with the European Directive 94/9/EC. This directive, commonly referred to as the ATEX Directive, applies to all countries in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).
The ATEX Directive is a collection of EU directives outlining equipment installed and operated in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ATEX directive coordinates various technical and legal conditions throughout Europe to ensure a high level of safety for the end-user by reducing the explosion risk through established design methods.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN 14986 as a standard specifically for the manufacture of fans for use in hazardous areas. This standard is a guide specifically for fan manufacturers to comply with the ATEX Directive.
Twin City Fan has implemented EN 14986 to comply with the ATEX Directive for use in the EU & EEA.