ATEX Lighting Equipment

In hazardous area, lighting equipment should be ATEX certified. It means that all equipment should be designed, manufactured, tested, inspected and maintaned as per ATEX directives in order to protect the equipment, workplace and workers from the explosion or fire. Risk of spark or arc should be eliminated. So, it can be mentioned about lighting equipment in a safe condution. Lighting equipment can be divided to two categories. One of them is the permenent lighting equipment and the other is the portable lighting equipment.

What is the ignition source related to lighting permanent and portable equipment;

1) High tremperature

2) High-energy incendive sparks

3) Electrostatic hazards

4) The torch housing must be mechanically protected in order to minimize damage to a torch resulting in exposure to the hazardous athmosphere around the lamp hot filament

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