ATEX ZONE 2 HAZARDOUS DUTY™ MOTORS Background ATEX = “ At mosphere Ex plosible” European Union (EU) Directive 94/9/EC Mandatory (by law) for covered equipment placed into service July 1, 2003
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* ATEX does not define dust groups, as categorized for gases (eg. IIA, IIB, IIC)
ID # of Notified Body (Intertek Testing & Certification, Ltd.)
EU Explosive Atmosphere symbol
Equipment Group (I=Mining, II=Above-ground/non-mining)
Category (2=Zone 1, 3=Zone 2)
Gas (G) or Dust (D); if both, may list D only
II 3 G
Gas Group (omit if Dust or if all gas groups included)
Temperature Code (see previous slide)
Ex nA IIC T3 IP56
CE Mark asserts that equipment meets all essential requirements of the relevant European Directive. It is often accompanied by the Notified Body identification number. “CE” may have originally stood for “Conformite Europeenne” (European Conformity).
Ex Mark is the European Union (EU) Explosive Atmosphere Symbol, and is found on any equipment whose end use or installation may be within a hazardous location as determined by the authority having jurisdiction.
* Requires investigation on a case-by-case basis.