123ArticleOnline Logo
Welcome to 123ArticleOnline.com!

ALL >> Others >> View Article

Atex Industrial Fan And Blowers

By Author: Oleg Tchetchel
Total Articles: 54

Since July 1, 2003, equipment manufactured for operation in potentially explosive environments has been required to comply with the EU’s ATEX Manufacturer’s Directive (94/9/EC). The ATEX Directive applies to all countries in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).

ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosibles) is a conglomeration of European Union (EU) directives outlining equipment installed and operated in potentially explosive atmospheres. The ATEX directive coordinates various technical and legal conditions throughout Europe to ensure a high level of safety for the end-user by reducing the explosion risk through established design methods.

The ATEX Directive places the burden directly on the end-user. The end-user is responsible for the following:

• Prevention of the formation of explosive atmospheres and possible ignition threats
• Evaluating the risk of explosion for their specific atmosphere and process
• Eliminating or reducing the level of risk for a specific atmosphere and/or process
• Classifying the work and equipment environment into “zones / categories” for determining preparation of documentation for explosion protection
• Identifying hazardous areas and utilizing warning signs to alert personnel and equipment suppliers of the potential hazard
• Specifying suitably safe equipment for use in the zone to the engineer or equipment supplier

The end-user is required to evaluate the environment where equipment is to be located and operated. When evaluating hazardous locations, it is important to consider the hazardous material (gases or dusts) itself, how the material may interact with the surroundings (atmosphere, equipment and personnel), likelihood of explosion due to the surroundings, and the level of any anticipated effects.

Since the introduction of the ATEX Directives in 2003, mechanical equipment manufacturers have been subject to similar certification requirements as electrical equipment manufacturers. Fan manufacturers have been allowed to subscribe to the manufacturing process as detailed in the European Standard EN 14986:2006, “Design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres,” which provides a guide for meeting the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).

European Standard EN 14986 outlines manufacturing and design criteria for fan manufacturers to adhere to. Such design requirements include, but are not limited to, permissible material pairings, minimum clearances between rotating elements and the fan casing, casing design, bearing selection, impeller-to-shaft attachment and motor / electrical selection. As long as the fan manufacturer meets the requirements of the European Standard EN 14986:2006, they are in compliance with the ATEX directive (94/9/EC).

Chicago Blower Canada is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of the highest quality industrial fans throughout the world. Our products are known for their rugged construction and reliable operation. Chicago Blower Canada offers unmatched flexibility and fan customization, coupled with superior service before and after the sale. We also have the capability to provide parts and service for products not manufactured by Buffalo Blower Co.

For additional information please refer to http://www.chicagoblowercanada.com/biblower.html

Chicago Blower Canada
Industrial Process Ventilating Designers
fan@cogeco.ca
Chicago Blower Canada Co.
http://chicagoblowercanada.com/centrifugalfan.html
http://www.chicagoblowercanada.com/backwardcurvedblower.html

Total Views: 93Word Count: 455See All articles From Author

Others Articles

1. Is Your Company Ready For Industry 4.0 Transformation?
Author: Arjun N

2. Recover Lost Facebook Password Via Fb Service Number +1 844 827 1201
Author: facebook hacked account recover number

3. Understanding Awg Fire Alarm Cable
Author: Greg Anixter

4. Top 5 Iphone Se Parts To Keep Your Phone Working Like New
Author: Darren Chappel

5. Simple Yet Effective Cable Trays For Easy Cable Management System
Author: Mrugesh Rana

6. Features Of Slotted Angle Racks Dubai
Author: Abazar Shelving

7. Assisted Living Vs Nursing Homes
Author: Assisted Living Facilities

8. How To Choose A Dog Daycare In Edmonton
Author: Diana Mead

9. Details Of Bakery Equipment Suppliers Dubai
Author: alrazana kitchen

10. 5 Questions For Choosing A Dog Boarding Kennels
Author: Diana Mead

11. How To Keep Your Indoor Plants Looking Fresh
Author: Michele Sokoloff

12. Use Sketch Pens For The Best Quality And Unique Artwork
Author: elkos pens

13. Top 3 Reasons To Buy And Use Fake Ids And License
Author: John Moore

14. Nagpatong Rock Formation: Nature’s Hand In Molding Awesomeness
Author: Our 7107 Island

15. Want To Save Your Money? Hire Interstate Removalists Company….
Author: Riley Evans

Login To Account
Login Email:
Password:
Forgot Password?
New User?
Sign Up Newsletter
Email Address: