Rugged ATEX

ATEX (ATmosphères EXplosibles) is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:

  • Directive 99/92/EC (also known as 'ATEX 137' or the 'ATEX Workplace Directive') on minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.
  • Directive 94/9/EC (also known as 'ATEX 95' or 'the ATEX Equipment Directive') concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Areas classified into zones must be protected from sources of ignition. Equipment and protective systems intended to be used in zoned areas should be selected to meet the requirements of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996.

In the UK, the requirements of the Directive were put into effect through BIS Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/192).

The Regulations apply to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical, and also to protective systems.

Manufacturers/suppliers (or importers, if the manufacturers are outside the EU) must ensure that their products meet essential health and safety requirements and undergo appropriate conformity procedures. This usually involves testing and certification by a 'third-party' certification body (known as a Notified Body) but manufacturers/suppliers can 'self-certify' equipment intended to be used in less hazardous explosive atmospheres. Once certified, the equipment is marked by the 'EX' symbol to identify it as such.

Certification ensures that the equipment or protective system is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied with it to ensure that it can be used safely.

Steatite Rugged Systems offers laptop, tablets and handheld devices fully conforming to the ATEX Directive and can advise your organisation on the correct deployment of these devices in controlled areas. Please contact us for further information and assistance.

Rugged ATEX Laptops

 
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Rugged ATEX Tablets

 
Getac Z710 - Ex Variant Atex Certified Rugged Tablet
Z710-Ex
Getac
7"
1024 x 600
10 Hours
0.80
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 FZ-G1 Rugged Atex Tablet
FZ-G1 Atex
Panasonic
10"
1200 x 800
7 Hours
540g
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Rugged ATEX Handhelds

 
Getac PS336 Rugged ATEX Handheld
PS336-Ex
Getac
3.5"
480 x 640
12 Hours
0.52
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Juniper Mesa Rugged ATEX Handheld
Mesa ATEX
Juniper Systems
5.7"
480 x 640
16 Hours
0.99
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