ATEX inspections

ATEX stands for the French name ATmosfere EXplosibles and is used for the two European directives in the field of explosion hazard under atmospheric conditions. These two ATEX guidelines are included in the Netherlands in the Working Conditions Decree (ATEX 153) and the Commodities Act Decree (ATEX 114).

ATEX is not only important because of the legal obligation, but also because of the task as an employer to create a safe working environment for its employees. The employer must comply with the ATEX guidelines if there is a risk of explosion within his company.

The ATEX inspection by Electrical integrity inspection assesses the installation based on NEN-EN-IEC 60079

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Type of ATEX inspections

Visual ATEX inspection
We perform a visual ATEX inspection with only our eyes. During this inspection we look for defects in the existing electrical installation or equipment. The inspector does not use equipment or tools to gain access to installation parts.

Accurate ATEX inspection
During an accurate ATEX inspection, the inspector examines the defects identified in the existing electrical installation or equipment during the visual inspection.
During an accurate inspection, the inspector must have equipment or tools to gain access to installation parts

Detailed ATEX inspection
With a detailed ATEX inspection, the inspector checks the points that were raised during a detailed inspection. During this inspection, the inspector uses equipment and tools and the housings are opened. For this it is necessary to switch off the power. Defects are detected, which can only be determined by opening the housing and using tools and testing equipment.

ATEX zero inspection
During an ATEX zero inspection, the inspector checks whether the ATEX protection methods and the new electrical installation are safe to put into operation.
Besides the inspection, Electrical integrity is possible inspection also takes care of the following tasks for you

- Drawing up and defining an ATEX inspection plan with target and acceptance criteria;

- Drawing up and/or updating the legally required explosion safety document (EVD);

Inventorying the available documents and checking their completeness in accordance with the ATEX directive(s).


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