The world of potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX derives from the French ATmospheres EXplosibles) is a complex world, more and more diverse and important, which requires equipment and products specifically made. This area is governed by two European Directives: 94/9/EC and 99/92/EC. The Directive 94/9/EC defines the requirements that must present the products intended for use in areas with potentially explosive atmospheres, describes the certification process and details of the marking. It defines two product groups and within each group, further divides them into categories. Directive 99/92/EC directive is a kind of “workplace” directive, which defines what are the places that have potentially explosive atmospheres, and classifies them into different areas. This Directive also subdivides the risk of explosion resulting from the presence of gas (for example in the oil industry, chemical, etc.) and by the presence of dust (for example in the food industry and for the processing of wood).
Following his claim “A world of protection,” Italweber decided to distribute exclusively for Italy steel enclosures ATEX made by Ensto, Finnish multinational Companty. Our system is designed and certified in order to guarantee customers the ability to choose the product that best suits the needs and application situations. In fact, it is highly configurable and customizable, allowing to choose among several options, all covered within our certificates. The enclosures are usable in gas zones 1 and 2, and in dust areas 21 and 22.
We are therefore able to provide our customers with three different solutions: empty enclosures, junction boxes already equipped with the terminals on board, Combo boxes, to be combined with enclosures type Ex d to obtain significant economic and practical advantages.
The catalog is showing some “standard” codes with the aim of helping customers in choosing the correct product for each of the three categories above. In any case, it is always possible to achieve solutions that go beyond the standard code. In particular, the degree of protection of the enclosures can be IP66 or IP67, the materials can be AISI 304, AISI 316L stainless steel or mild steel painted RAL 7035, surface treatment can be of three types (natural, brushed or painted) walls side can be smooth or present openings for the flanges, the dimensions are variable from 90 mm to 2000 mm. We can also customize the type of fixing brackets, locks, the system grounding, etc.
For any type of enclosures, including custom boxes, we are able to provide the material to the customer in maximum 3 weeks.