SHAPA ATEX Technical Paper (updated)
SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts.
Taken from the foreword:
It is the policy of the SHAPA technical committee to systematically review the technical papers & presentations listed in the “Technical Advise” section of its website.
The following Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts. Compliance with legislation implementing the ATEX Directives was reviewed in August 2019 and the following notes are based on that review.
The article was originally published in July 2005 & subsequently reviewed in July 2014. Since the review a number of important changes have taken place in respect to the ATEX directive and the introduction of IECEx Certification of Non-Electrical Equipment.
The material for the original article was compiled and edited for SHAPA by Dantherm Filtration Ltd with contributions from SHAPA members ATEX Explosion Hazards, Clyde Material Handling, Donaldson Filtration Systems, Fike UK, Guttridge Services, Russell Finex, Spiroflow with assistance and support of the UK Health &
Safety Executive and the UK Cabinet Office Better Regulation Unit.
It is the Technical Committees opinion that the Article is well written, informative and still a very good practical guide and still relevant in 2019.
Based on this it is also the opinion of the committee that the Article should not be re-written, but attention drawn to the changes in legislation since its original publication and subsequent review.