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ATEX Stacker’s & Lifting Equipment

We have a wide range of ATEX lifting equipment, specially designed for environments zones 1, 2, 21 and 22 within explosive atmospheres. The lifters can either be electrically driven or manually with a winch. All of them are custom built for optimal performance in sensitive and explosive atmospheres.

All our lifters are manufactured in stainless steel with a clean hygienic design. We can customise our stacker’s to suit any requirements you may have.

ATEX Stacker's & Lifting Equipment

We always ensure high-quality craftsmanship throughout our work with our manufacturers and suppliers as well as experts in the ATEX and explosive atmosphere industry.

All of our ATEX equipment can be modified to meet your specific requirements while still meeting your ATEX and explosive atmosphere needs.

ATEX Regulations
The ATEX Regulations 1996 applies to both electrical and mechanical equipment and protective systems for use on the surface, below ground and on fixed offshore installations.

All equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. This is defined and machines, apparatus, fixed or mobile devices, control components and related instrumentation and detection or prevention systems which – individually or together – are:-

  • intended for the generation, transfer, storage, measurement, control and conversion of energy or the processing of material and which are
  • capable of causing an explosion through their own potential sources of ignition

Equipment Groups
For the purposes of the Regulations equipment is divided into two groups:-

  • Group I – equipment intended for use in underground parts of mines, and to those parts of surface installations of such mines liable to be endangered by fire, damp and/or combustible dust
  • Group II – equipment intended for use in other places liable to be endangered by explosive atmospheres

The groups are further subdivided as follows:-

  • Group I, Category M1 – equipment designed to be capable of remaining functional, even in the event of rare incidents relating to equipment, with an explosive atmosphere present
  • Group I, Category M2 – equipment designed to be de-energised in the event of an explosive atmosphere
  • Group II, Category 1 – equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by mixtures of air and gases, vapours or mists or by air/dust mixtures are present continuously, for long periods or frequently
  • Group II, Category 2 – equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists or air/dust mixtures are likely to occur
  • Group II, Category 3 – equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists, or air/dust mixtures are unlikely to occur or, if they do occur, are likely to do so only infrequently and for a short period only

Hazardous Area Zones And Equipment Categories
Hazardous places are classified in terms of zones on the basis of the frequency and duration of the occurrence of an explosive atmosphere.

Gases, vapors and mists

For gasses, vapors and mists the zone classifications are:-

  • Zone 0 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is present continuously or for long periods or frequently.
  • Zone 1 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
  • Zone 2 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.

Dusts

For dusts the zone classifications are:-

  • Zone 20 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is present continuously, or for long periods or frequently.
  • Zone 21 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
  • Zone 22 – A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.
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