EU Commission Updates Standards for ATEX Directive

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has published an updated list of harmonized standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity with the essential requirements of its directive concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (2014/34/EU), also known as the ATEX Directive.

The ATEX Directive applies to “machines, apparatus, fixed or mobile devices, control components and instrumentation…and detection or prevention systems which…are intended for the generation, transfer, storage, measurement, control and conversion of energy and/or the processing of material,” and “which are capable of causing an explosion through their own potential sources of ignition.”

The updates to the list of harmonized standards under the ATEX Directive were enacted under the scope of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1668, published in the Official Journal of the European Union in late September. The new list represents the first updates to the ATEX harmonized standards list since 2018.

Read the Implementing Decision including the updated list of harmonized standards for the ATEX Directive.

View the ATEX Directive.

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