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ATEX REFErENCE GUIDE

FIre TrIaNgLe This Hoffman ATEX Reference Guide explains European hazardous location protection methods and markings.
Air/Oxygen
PrOtectION cONceptS Protection Concepts Increased Safety Non-sparking Flameproof Enclosed Break* Quartz/Sand Filled Intrinsic Safety Energy Limitation Pressurized Encapsulation Oil Immersion Restricted Breathing Special Symbol Ex e Ex nA Ex d Ex nC Ex q Ex ia Ex ib Ex ic Ex nL Ex px Ex py Ex pz Ex ma Ex mb Ex o Ex nR Ex s How it Works No arcs, sparks or hot surfaces Contain the explosion and quench flame Limit energy of sparks; limit the temperature Category 2&3 3 2&3 3 2&3 1, 2 & 3 2&3 3 3 1, 2 & 3 2&3 3 1, 2 & 3 2&3 2&3 3 1, 2 & 3

Flammable/ Combustible Substance

Ignition Source

All three elements of the fire triangle must be present for ignition to occur.

Keep the flammable gas away from any hot surfaces and ignition capable equipment

Any proven method

PrOtectION MethOdS Protection Methods Intrinsic Safety Intrinsic Safety Intrinsic Safety Flameproof Pressurization Increased Safety Encapsulation Oil Immersion Powder Filling Non-sparking General Requirement Inspection & Maintenance ia ib ic d p e m o q n IEC 60079-11 60079-11 60079-11 60079-1 60079-2 60079-7 60079-18 60079-6 60079-5 60079-15 60079-0 60079-17

Atex Marking Directive (94/9/EC)


II 2 G D

Dust Gas Equipment Category Equipment Group European Explosive Atmosphere Symbol
EEx e II T6

Temperature Class Gas Group Protection Method European Explosive Atmosphere Protection Concept
[ANNEX I (1)] CLaSSiFicaTiOn OF EQUiPMenT GROUPS inTO CaTegORieS

ATEX
GaS GrOUpS Typical Material Methane Propane Ethylene Hydrogen Acetylene All Gases I IIA IIB IIC IIC II

MODULES [ATEX (94/9/EC)]

TemperatUre cLaSSeS Max. Surface Temperature 450 C 300 C 200 C 135 C 100 C 85 C Fahrenheit (842F) (572F) (392F) (275F) (212F) (185F) T-Class T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6* Equipment Group I (Mines) I (Mines) II (Above Ground) II (Above Ground) II (Above Ground)

Equipment shall be classied into the following categories Equipment Category M1 M2 1 2 3 Atmosphere Methane & Dust Methane & Dust Gas, Vapor, Mist, Dust Gas, Vapor, Mist, Dust Gas, Vapor, Mist, Dust Protection Level Very High High Very High High Low Required Protection Performance & Operation Two faults, remain energized and functioning Severe normal operation, De-energize in exp. atm. Two faults One faults Normal operation

Highlighted items represent protection provided by Hoffman ZONEX Enclosures, certified to meet ATEX Directive 94/9/EC and IEC Ex, Exe IIC, Gb/Ex tb IIIC Db IP66
*Applies to component populated Hoffman ZONEX Enclosures only.

ATEX REFErENCE GUIDE


Zones and Divisions
Vent Div 2 Zone 2

COmparINg DIVISIONS, ZONeS & CategOrIeS Frequency of Occurrence Continuous Intermittent Periodically Abnormal Condition CEC, NEC Editions Division System Class I, Division 1 Class II, Division 1 Class I, Division 2 Class II, Division 2 Zone System Class I, CEC, NEC Zone 0, 20 Zone 1, 21 Zone 2, 22 Category System ATEX Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

INgreSS PrOtectION (IP) COdeS First Number 1 Second Number 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 No Protection Vertically Dripping Water 75 to 90 F Dripping Water Sprayed Water Splashed Water Water Jets Powerful Water Jets Effects of Immersion Indefinite Immersion 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 No Protection Objects Greater than 50mm Objects Greater than 12 mm Objects Greater than 2.5 mm Objects Greater than 1 mm Dust Protected Dust Tight

Div 1 Zone 0 Flammable Liquid or Dust

Div 1 Zone 1

ENcLOSUre TYpeS Enclosure Type2,3 1 2 3 3R 3S 4 4X 5 6 6P 7 8 9 10 12 12K 13 Intended Use Indoor use, limited amounts of falling dirt Indoor use, limited amounts of falling water and dirt Outdoor use, rain, sleet, wind blown dust, external formation of ice Outdoor use, rain, sleet, external formation of ice Outdoor use, rain, sleet, wind blown dust, external mechanisms operable when ice laden Indoor or outdoor use, wind blown dust and rain, splashing water, hose directed water, external formation of ice Indoor or outdoor use, wind blown dust and rain, splashing water, hose directed water, corrosion, external formation of ice Indoor use, settling airborne dust, falling dirt, non-corrosive liquids Indoor or outdoor use, hose directed water, temporary submersion, external formation of ice Indoor or outdoor use, hose directed water, prolonged submersion, external formation of ice Indoor use, Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, and D hazardous locations, air-break equipment Indoor use, Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, and D hazardous locations, oil-immersed equipment Indoor use, Class II, Division 1 Groups E, F, and G hazardous locations, air-break equipment Mining applications Indoor use, circulating dust, falling dirt, dripping noncorrosive liquids Indoor use, circulating dust, falling dirt, dripping noncorrosive liquids, provided with knockouts Indoor use, lint, dust, spraying of water, oil, and noncorrosive coolant

Note:
1  Numbers can be replaced by X when the characteristic number is not required 2 3

Enclosure Types for US only Enclosure Type can be converted to IP code rating; however, IP classified enclosures cannot be converted to Enclosure Type

Regional Headquarters

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Europe Pentair Technical Products Langenalber Strae 96-100 75334 Straubenhardt, Germany Tel: +49 (0) 7082 794-0

China Pentair Technical Products 21st Floor of Cloud Nine Plaza No. 1118 West Yanan Road Changning District, Shanghai P.R. China Tel: +86 400 820 1133

Singapore Pentair Technical Products Hoffman Schroff Pte Ltd. 18 Boon Lay Way TradeHub 21, #04-110/111 Singapore 609966 Tel: +65 6795 2213

For worldwide locations, see pentairtechnicalproducts.com

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