Inspections Atex Inspections
ATEX stands for the French term ATmosfere EXplosibles and is used for the two European guidelines at the area of explosion danger under atmospheric conditions. These two ATEX directives have been incorporated in The Netherlands in the Occupational Health and Safety Act Decree (ATEX 153) and the Commodities Act Decree (ATEX 114).
ATEX is not only significant in the legal obligation, but also for an employer to create a safe working environment for employees. The employer is legally required to comply with the ATEX guidelines, if there is a risk of an explosion hazard within his company.
The ATEX inspection by Electrical Integrity Inspection checks the installation in accordance with the NEN-EN-IEC 60079.
Visual ATEX inspection
We carry out a visual ATEX inspection. During this inspection we look at defects in the existing electrical installation or equipment. The inspector does not use equipment or tools to gain access to installation parts, only the visual aspect of the inspection is carried out.
Accurate ATEX inspection
During an accurate ATEX inspection, the inspector examines the defects that have been found in the existing electrical installation or equipment, during the visual inspection. With an accurate inspection, the inspector does use equipment or tools to gain access to installation parts.
Detailed ATEX inspection
In the case of a detailed ATEX inspection, the inspector checks the points that have been discussed during an accurate inspection. During this inspection the inspector does use equipment and tools and he or she opens the housings of the installation. For this it is necessary to switch off the voltage. Here the defects are detected which can only be detected by opening the housing and using tools and test 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 commission.
Apart from the inspection, Electrical integrity inspection can also take care of the following tasks for you