ATEX Directive


The ATEX Directive applies to equipment, protective systems, safety devices or components intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. An explosive atmosphere is considered to be a mixture of gases, vapours, mists or dusts in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. The primary intention of the ATEX Directive is to minimise the risk of equipment directly or indirectly causing the combustion of such an explosive atmosphere and therefore be safe for use in such environments.

Technology International provides consultancy services to clients whose products need to meet the ATEX Directive. Technology International brings a detailed understanding of the requirements of the Directive that can help manufacturers deal with a broad range of subjects such as the impact on product design or developing an overall compliance strategy.

Technology International’s services include providing general advice on the scope and workings of the ATEX Directive, conducting design reviews to ensure that products meet either the applicable standards or the essential health and safety requirements of the Directive, preparation of compliance documentation on behalf of manufacturers, and liaison with third party approvals bodies when required.

Understanding and complying with the ATEX Directive can be time consuming and complicated. Technology International can help speed up and simplify the process.