ATEX

ATEX is the conventional name of Directive 94/9/EC of the European Union for the regulation of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
GEV manufactures equipment compliant with the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC as regards:

Zone 0
Place where an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is present continuously or for long periods or frequently.

Zone 1
Place where it is likely that an explosive atmosphere, consisting of a mixture of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist, is occasionally present during normal operation.

Zone 2
Place where it is unlikely that an explosive atmosphere, consisting of a mixture of air and flammable substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist, is present during normal operation, but which, if it occurs, will persist for a short period.