CE Marking ATEX Equipment
CE Marking for ATEX Equipment (Potentially Explosive Atmospheres)
European Directive ATEX 2014/34/EC
The European Directive ATEX 2014/34/CE regulates the Equipment that will be used in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres and harmonizes the safety and health requirements for the design and manufacture of this type of products at European level and for the entire Economic Area European (EEA). These products must meet all the requirements established by law before being introduced to the market, marketed or used.
The purpose of this Directive is to establish the basic and supplementary requirements that must be taken into account in the case of existing or potential hazards. The protection devices and systems must comply with one or more of said requirements for their proper functioning and applicable for use according to the intended use.
By fixing the CE Mark on these products, the manufacturer or the importer guarantees that they meet the requirements established by law in the European Union for the use that will be used.
1. This Directive shall apply to the following, hereinafter referred to as ‘products’:
(a) equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
(b) safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but required for or contributing to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems with respect to the risks of explosion;
(c) components intended to be incorporated into equipment and protective systems referred to in point (a).
2. This Directive shall not apply to:
(a) medical devices intended for use in a medical environment;
(b) equipment and protective systems where the explosion hazard results exclusively from the presence of explosive substances or unstable chemical substances;
(c) equipment intended for use in domestic and noncommercial environments where potentially explosive atmospheres may only rarely be created, solely as a result of the accidental leakage of fuel gas;
(d) personal protective equipment covered by Council Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment (1);
(e) seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units together with equipment on board such vessels or units;
(f) means of transport, i.e. vehicles and their trailers intended solely for transporting passengers by air or by road, rail or water networks, as well as means of transport in so far as such means are designed for transporting goods by air, by public road or rail networks or by water. Vehicles intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere shall not be excluded from the scope of this Directive;
(g) the equipment covered by point (b) of Article 346(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
- No Modifications -
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Sherpa Product Certification provides complete certification or concrete assistance at any stage and throughout the process of certification or CE Marking for ATEX Equipment and products covered by the European Directive 2014/34/EC, Our intervention will summarize and delimit the legal framework that applies to your products, facilitating the identification and understanding of requirements and the development of processes to fulfill them.
How Sherpa Product Certification can help?
- Classify the product and determine the legal framework applicable in each case.
- Identify essential requirements in specific Directives by product.
- Identify, acquire, adapt to the design and carry out tests on products according to Harmonized European and Regulatory Standards.
- Check and manage the intervention of an Accredited Body (Notified Body).
- Evaluate the Product’s Conformity Evaluation according to the mandate established in the Directive.
- Prepare and maintain the technical documentation.
- Write the Declaration of Conformity and carry out the CE Marking.
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