Understanding ATEX Zones for Gas & Dust

In this article we look at important ATEX zones for gases and dust to dig a little deeper into understanding how we go about ATEX Fan selection. If you are not sure whether you need an explosion proof ATEX fan or need to know the ATEX zone in which your application is classified, please consult an official authority in your country.   What is ATEX   ATEX is an acronym derived from the words “Atmospheres Explosibles” and forms part of a European equipment directive known as ATEX 2014-34 EU. The directive covers manufacturin...


Axair Fans Defend Famous English Warship from Latest Assault

The new Mary Rose Museum opened in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 31st May 2013, thirty one years since the historic warship was raised from the bed of the Solent.  The purpose-built museum was specially designed to give visitors a first-hand experience of the ship’s interior and the fascinating Tudor artefacts which have been reunited with the hull. Conservation of the hull and the recovered artefacts has been on-going since the recovery of the ship in 1982. The recovered starboard hull was first treated with a spray solution of polyeth...


ATEX 2014/34/EU – the Key Changes from 94/9/EC

Trying to understand the existing ATEX regulations can be a challenging process for many, so the arrival of an update to the legislation may not exactly be met with open arms. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU (known as the ATEX "Product" Directive by many) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on March 29th, 2014 and will replaced ATEX 94/9/EC. 2014/34/EU relates to the supply of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, the directive is part of a New Legislative Framework (NLF) which also covers a variety of...