ATEX

ATEX

“ATEX” is an abbreviation used to describe the ATEX Directive. It is a set of European Union regulations that ensure products used in explosive environments are safe. Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance mixed with air, all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion.

  • IPU has supplied a hydraulic start system for the emergency generator onboard the British Gas Hibiscus development. Located in 500 ft of water, the field is approximately 45km off the North coast of Trinidad. The start system was designed to provide extended cranking cycles, critical for the starting of gas engines; that is an…

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  • Underground mines contain high levels of methane gas, which can cause potentially lethal explosions. It is this safety factor which governs the need for non-sparking air and hydraulic starting systems to be used in mines. IPU have a range of Hydraulic Start Systems suitable for a wide variety of engines including: Caterpillar,…

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