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Explosion-proof equipment standards

Explosion-proof equipment standards

Standard ATEX (Atmospheres Explosibles) explosive mixtures of gases were introduced 01.08.2003 in accordance with the requirements of the European Union 94/9/EC, which replaced the old CENELEC and used in Europe. Applies to electrical and mechanical equipment, as well as protective equipment for use in hazardous areas like underground and on the surface.

28.09.2017 We remind you that from July 1, 2018, the Convention on the equipping of sea vessels with portable radio transmissions of two-way communication of explosion-proof or intrinsically safe version having SRT RMRS SOLAS Chapter II-2, regulation 10.10.4 comes into force 

For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter's. Those two twoway radiotelephone apparatuses shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships are constructed before July 1, 2014.

The requirement of SOLAS to equip ships with fire fighting equipment:

Chapter II-2 SOLAS requires from each SOLAS regulated vessel built after 1 July 2014 the installation of fire safety equipment before July 1, 2018. Vessels failing to do so may be detained, which entails significant costs and delays in their delivery schedule.

  • Each side on board must be allocated at least two portable radios
  • All fire stations must comply with SOLAS regulations. Otherwise, this may lead to the detention of ships that do not meet the requirements.
  • Fires can occur at any time, so you need to properly install the equipment on board right now.

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