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ATEX Fume Extraction for Landfill Organic Waste

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials which are put into landfill. The gas is composed of roughly 50% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and is harmful to the environment. When organic waste is first deposited into landfill, it goes through the initial stages of decomposition where small amounts of methane are generated. As the conditions change during the subsequent stages of decomposition, an increase ...


Understanding ATEX Zones for Gas & Dust

This week we look at ATEX zones for gases and dust to dig a little deeper into ATEX understanding. 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. 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 manufacturing standards and ensures that people are protected against the risk that may be...


The New ATEX Directive 2016 | What You Need To Know

Since 1st July 2003, new equipment sold for hazardous area use in Europe must have complied with ATEX Directive 94/9/EC but as of 20th April, 2016, the new requirements for ATEX, concerning manufacturers of equipment used in explosive atmospheres, come into effect. This new directive supersedes the existing 94/9/EC edition. The Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) are the same as in the old Directive (94/9/EC), so there aren’t any technical differences as far as products are concerned with a few exception (contact Axair for more i...


Our ATEX Knowledge Is Explosive…

The Axair team are well known for their technical expertise and knowledge of the Industry so we’re always eager to invest in the education and continuing professional development of each individual especially around important subjects including ATEX and Fan Engineering. With this commitment, we’re proud that our ATEX knowledge is greater than ever with four members of the Axair team being proficient in fans for explosive atmospheres and the legislation surrounding the subject. Axair offer both metal and plastic fans that are designed to ...


Centrifugal Fans For Marine And Offshore

Fans used in marine and offshore applications need to be designed to withstand extremely harsh and corrosive surroundings. Axair Fans offer a variety of centrifugal fans available in stainless steel or marine grade finishes such as C3, C4 and C5M which describes the types of paint and paint systems commonly used for corrosion protection of steel structures. Axair CMRG’s range of Medium pressure, backward curved centrifugal fans are entirely made of hot galvanised steel providing a robust, corrosive resistant construction, available with a C...


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...


Corrosion Resistant Fans – An Axair Guide

Plastic fans have come a long way from their origins as a somewhat  ‘home made’ product. The principal manufacturers, including our partner, SEAT Ventilation, are now offering powerful, low noise, low vibration products with very good mechanical isolation. Here, we offer an overview of the key principles and benefits of plastic centrifugal fans. Application Laboratory fume cupboards are by far the most popular application for corrosion resistant plastic fans. There are several other important applications such as the ventilation of fumes ...


The New ATEX Directive – Axair Explain the Key Changes

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. Directive 2014/34/EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on March 29th, 2014 and will eventually replace ATEX 94/9/EC.  Relating to the supply of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, the new directive is part of a New Legislative Framework (NLF) which also covers a variety of other products such as electromagnetic and low ...


ATEX Fans: Let’s Clear The Air

Explosive atmospheres can be generated by a number of manufacturing processes. As of July 1st 2003, it has been mandatory, under European law, that any equipment used in a potentially explosive atmosphere must conform to specific ATEX safety standards. Axair can help to ensure that your fan system complies with these standards; supplying a wide range of ATEX rated fans, for a wide variety of environments. An ATEX fan is required for any application in which there is potential for explosive gases or dusts to be present in the environment ...


ATEX Fans – Making the right choice

The specification and purchase of ATEX fans is difficult enough given the need to understand and meet the various directives and regulations governing their special application. Once having found an ATEX fan that satisfies a particular risk assessment there is the added problem of trying to find sufficient choice of fan to meet other important criteria. Axair Fans can help you avoid making the inevitable compromises by providing a greater range of ATEX fans than is available from any other source. Learn more about our range here. ATEX ...