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ASCO Numatics announces IECEx Certification of solenoid operators for use in explosive atmospheres

09 October 2009

ASCO Numatics announces IECEx Certification for a range of products that are already ATEX compliant for use in hazardous areas. The additional certification covers the ASCO Numatics
Ex d, Ex mb and Ex ia ranges of explosion proof operators for solenoid valves for zone 1. IECEx certification means that these products are recognised and accepted worldwide for installation in a hazardous area.

Since July 2003, all equipment in Europe that is intended for use in explosive atmospheres must meet the requirements of the ATEX directives. These European directives are designed to protect employees from explosion risk in areas with explosive atmospheres. IECEx is a global certification scheme based on standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission. The scheme ensures that all participating countries will issue national certificates for the products.

Combining the ATEX and IECEx approvals together, provides machinery manufacturers and OEM’s with access to an extensive range of explosion proof operators for valves, that can be used on equipment for delivery and installation worldwide. End users benefit from access to a wider selection of products and reduced costs for designing and maintaining facilities that are replicated in several countries.

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