Utstyr og sikringssystemer til bruk i eksplosjonsfarlige omgivelser

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Europaparlaments- og rådsdirektiv 94/9/EF av 23. mars 1994 om tilnærming av medlemsstatenes lovgivning om utstyr og sikringssystemer til bruk i eksplosjonsfarlige omgivelser

Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

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Equipment and Protective systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC is a so-called "New Approach" Directive which provides the technical requirements to be applied to equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Directive is named after the French "ATmosphere EXplosible" and it has been mandatory from 1st July 2003.

Manufacturers who apply its provisions and affix the CE marking are able to sell their equipment anywhere in Europe without any further requirements being applied with respect to the risks covered being applied. In effect this means access to the largest Single Market in the world, including over 450 million citizens.

The Directive covers a surprisingly large range of equipment, potentially including equipment used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present. The European market for such equipment is estimated at 3 Billion euros per year.

In very broad terms, there are three pre-conditions for the Directive to apply: the equipment
a) must have its own source of ignition;
b) be intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere (air mixtures); and
c) be under normal atmospheric conditions.

The Directive also covers components essential for the safe use and safety devices directly contributing to the safe use of the equipment in scope. These latter devices may be outside the potentially explosive environment.

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EU

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Dato
23.03.1994
Gjennomføringsfrist i EU
01.09.1995
Anvendelsesdato i EU
01.09.1996
Opphører å gjelde
20.04.2016
Erstattes av
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EØS

Rettsakten på norsk
EEA Suppl. No 50, 17.12.1994, p. 6-37
EØS-prosessen
Saksområde
EØS- komitebeslutning
EØS-beslutningens ikrafttredelse
01.02.1995
Frist for implementering (anvendelse) i EØS
01.09.1996
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Norge

Ansvarlig departement
Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet
Gjennomføring i norsk rett
Dato
09.12.1996
Anvendes fra i Norge
01.12.1997