Explosion protection basics and solutions


Since July 01, 2003, devices and protection systems for use in potentially explosive areas must satisfy the new Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95). With this directive, the European Community has formulated consistent and universally binding requirements for product quality, installation and maintenance with reference to the protection of systems, devices and components against explosion. In view of the varying conditions in the different countries of the world, this results in a series of changes for the manufacturers of systems and machines and for their customers.

Do you want to find out about this in detail? Then you’ve come to the right address!

1. Physical principles and definitions

2. Legal bases

3. Technical principles

4. Installation and operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas

5. Appendix


Explosion protection solutions


* These Internet pages have been created on the basis of the brochure "The basics of explosion protection" of R. STAHL Schaltgeräte GmbH. We would like to say thank you for the generous support.