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THIRD PARTY CERTIFIED ATEX FANS

Woodcock & Wilson are ATEX Certified for both Zone 1 & 21 and Zone 2 & 22 Gas and Dust, having third part certification from SIRA (Cert no. Sira 09ATEX6230X).


European legislation concerning working with or in potentially explosive atmospheres.

THE LEGISLATION ASSOCIATED WITH THESE DIRECTIVES DIRECTLY AFFECT ALL USERS OF FANS IN AREAS WHERE GASES, VAPOURS OR DUST CLOUDS COULD COMBINE WITH AIR TO FORM POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE MIXTURES.

The Atex directive came into force in July 2003 and applies to the whole of the EU and EEA. If your company is operating in an environment where potentially explosive atmospheres could be generated then all new installations since then must conform to the ATEX/DSDEAR regulations. In addition, all existing Atex fans installations must have been analysed and a risk assessment conducted using these regulations before the end of June 2006.

Woodcock & Wilson would like to point out that any organisation failing to comply with these directives will be subject to severe penalties under current UK and EU legislation. They also wish to remind end users that it is their responsibility to ensure that their working environment is safe and that all equipment operating in hazardous areas conforms to the ATEX regulations.

IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT AT A SITE NOT CONFORMING WITH THE REGULATIONS THE END USER WILL BE LIABLE FOR PROSECUTION POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A CUSTODIAL SENTENCE.

Woodcock and Wilson are certified atex fan manufacturers for use fans in hazardous and/or explosive atmospheres in accordance with European directives 2014/34/EU and 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137). It is strongly recommended that if you are in any doubt concerning the environment in which you intend to operate fans you discuss options with them at the earliest opportunity. They can advise you on your requirements and ensure that the equipment to be purchased or already installed in your premises complies fully with all necessary regulations and eliminates any risk to your workforce, visitors and other personnel.

The table below provides information from draft EN CEN/TC305/WG2/SG1 N107-2; 2003 Annex D table D2. It should be used in combination with our full data sheet.

In Zone Applicable category If designed for
0 1G gas/air mixture or vapour/air mixture or mist/air mixture
1 1G or 2G gas/air mixture or vapour/air mixture or mist/air mixture
2 1G or 2G or 3G gas/air mixture or vapour/air mixture or mist/air mixture
20 1D dust/air mixture
21 1D or 2D dust/air mixture
22 1D or 2D or 3D dust/air mixture
* If unknown we will use the relation between Zone and Category from the draft EN CEN/TC305/WG2/SG1 N107-2; 2003 Annex D table D2 (reproduced below)
** Never more than one category step lower than for `inside fan casing`. For a ducted fan located in an un-ventilated room, the same category shall be applied for the outside and the inside of the fan casing.
*** If unknown, we will use the relation of Temp. Class and Max. Surface Temp. in EN13463-1; Table 1, Section 6

****We do not currently manufacture Zone 0 or Zone 20

 

OR if you're still not sure what you want contact us and we'll help guide you through the Atex options we offer.

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