ATEX—Explosive Atmospheres

Risk Assessment, Control and Compliance

  • Torben Jespen

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. ATEX Workplace Safety Aspects—Employer Obligations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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  4. ATEX Equipment Safety Aspects—Manufacturer Obligations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
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  5. Basic Fire and Explosion Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


This book details how safety (i.e. the absence of unacceptable risks) is ensured in areas where potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) can arise. The book also offers readers essential information on how to comply with the newest (April 2016) EU legislation when the presence of ATEX cannot be avoided.

By presenting general guidance on issues arising out of the EU ATEX legislation – especially on zone classification, explosion risk assessment, equipment categorization, Ex-marking and related technical/chemical aspects – the book provides equipment manufacturers, responsible employers, and others with the essential knowledge they need to be able to understand the different – and often complicated – aspects of ATEX and to implement the necessary safety precautions. As such, it represents a valuable resource for all those concerned with maintaining high levels of safety in ATEX environments.


Risk obligations Industrial risk Zone classification Equipment selection Explosive safety ATEX directive 2014/34

Authors and affiliations

  • Torben Jespen
    • 1
  1. 1.KoegeDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31366-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31367-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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