Explosive dust or potentially explosive atmospheres occur in a wide variety of workplaces
Due to the fact that dust from most organic materials, synthetic materials and metals can explode, attention needs to be given to prevent dust explosions. The European Community passed two directives on explosive atmospheres / combustible dust (called the ATEX directives), which came into effect on 1st July 2003 and July 1st 2006.
The application of these two directives has led to increased protection against explosions, making various technical and organisational actions obligatory. As leading experts in industrial air filtration, Nederman develops ATEX compliant products that fulfill the highest safety requirements.
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Compliance with additional requirements in accordance with national or local government regulations are the responsibility of the local Nederman sales company and the customer.
Nederman offers dust extraction systems fulfilling the ATEX demands:
- The explosion strength of the filter has been proven
- ATEX compliance is ensured by means of explosion relief doors or panels
- The risk of an explosion spreading may be prevented by installing safety equipment such as rotary valves, back pressure flaps, etc.
- Fans are ATEX certified for handling potentially explosive dust.