ATEX 100A Directive
It is only natural that the worldwide leading producer of air-operated, double-diaphragm pumps complies with the ATEX 100A directive for explosive atmospheres.
The European community and their safety are of utmost importance to us. We take responsibility for not only our product, but also for the supporting documentation and compliance of necessary directives. Wilden is proud to introduce our metallic X pumps that comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group I, category M2 and Group II, category 2 zones G & D. Our plastic X pumps comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group II, category 2, zone G.
Roles & Responsibilities
Safety in potentially explosive areas can only be guaranteed by a close and effective working relationship amongst all parties involved. The operator is responsible for the safety of his equipment. It is his duty to judge where there is a risk of explosion and then divide areas into Zones accordingly. He must ensure that the equipment is installed in accordance with regulations and is tested before initial use. The equipment must be kept in a fit state by regular inspection and maintenance. The installer must observe the installation requirements and select and install the equipment correctly for its intended use. Manufactures of explosion protected apparatus are responsible for applicable testing, certification, and documentation and are required to ensure that each device manufactured complies with design tested.
ATEX 94/9/EC Certification Individual Classifications Based Upon Application
Equipment-Groups (Annex I of the EC-Directive 94/9/EC)
Wilden's metallic X pumps comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group I, category M2 and Group II, category 2 zones G&D. Wilden's plastic X pumps comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group II, category 2, zone G.
Note: Compliance with Group II ,category 2 automatically includes compliance with Group II category 3. X pumps feature a proper and specific grounding point.