Intrinsic Safety

Zones - Areas of responsibility for the company

Safety is highest priority

At all places where inflammable substances are produced, processed, transported or stored, safety is extremely important - especially in the chemical and petrochemical industry, in oil and natural gas production and in mining.

In order to provide the highest level of safety possible, most states' legislations have developed corresponding conditions in the form of laws, regulations and standards. These now have to be implemented by companies because the operator of a plant is solely responsible for safe operation in accordance with the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV).

The area of responsibility thereby extends to:

  • Stipulation of the explosive areas (zones),
  • Compilation of an explosion protection document,
  • Realisation of organisational and technical measures for explosion protection,
  • Implementation of checks,
  • Use of products in Ex-areas that comply with the ATEX 95 directive.

Meaning of the zone classification

  • Zone 0/20: Danger is always present, for a long time or frequently
  • Zone 1/21: Danger is occasionally present
  • Zone 2/22: Danger is seldom present or present for a short time

ATEX zones definition

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