ATEX: Commission Published New List of Standard

The European Commission has updated the list of European harmobized standards for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The standards on this list may be used by manufacturers of ATEX equipment to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.

The following standards are new to the list:

 

  • EN 50050-1:2013Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment – Safety requirements — Part 1: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable liquid coating materials
  • EN 50050-2:2013Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment – Safety requirements — Part 2: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable coating powder
  • EN 50050-3:2013Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment – Safety requirements — Part 3: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable flock

These 3 standards replace the former EN 50050:2006.

 

Other new standards are:

  • EN 60079-0:2012Explosive atmospheres — Part 0: Equipment – General requirements
    IEC 60079-0:2011 (Modified) + IS1:2013
  • EN 60079-0:2012/A11:2013


If you have applied standards to prove compliance with the aforementioned directive, we recommend you to check the new list of standards to see if any of the standard you applied have been updated, or whether there are new standards available for your products. When standards have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your products against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity.

The updated list of standards can be found in our CE Marking Library (CE Marking Toolbox).

 

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Han Zuyderwijk

Han Zuyderwijk