Read our introduction to the European ATEX regulations relating to explosive atmospheres and how these affect hydraulics.
Hydraulics can be found in many everyday objects and play a myriad of different roles in modern industrial processes.
In hazardous environments where there is risk of potential explosion, the European Directives of ATEX 95 and ATEX 137 come into play.
This e-book offers an introduction to the two directives.
ATEX 95 and ATEX 137 have implications for the hydraulic systems employed in such environments. This means hydraulic engineers and hydraulic systems designers need to be aware of ATEX 95 and ATEX 137 and their implications for system design, specification and operation.
If you use or supply hydraulic equipment that may be used in potentially explosive atmospheres, or your workplace involves the use of flammable materials that could create a potentially explosive atmosphere, then ATEX applies to you.