On 4 May, the European Commission published a new list of European harmonized standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres covered by the European ATEX Directive (94/9/EC). The standards mentioned on this list may be used by manufacturers of ATEX equipment to prove their equipment complies with European Directive 94/9/EC.
This updated list is important to all manufacturers of CE marked ATEX equipment that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. 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 new standards on the list are:
- EN 1755:2000+A2:2013 – Safety of industrial trucks – Operation in potentially explosive atmospheres – Use in flammable gas, vapour, mist and dust
- EN 14678-1:2013 LPG equipment and accessories – Construction and performance of LPG equipment for automotive filling stations – Part 1: Dispensers
The updated list of standards can be found in our Library shortly.
More on the ATEX Directive.