Equipment for explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast). Applicable from 20 April 2016.
(applicable until 20 April 2016):
Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
Guide for application:
European Commission contact point:
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
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Publications in the Official Journal
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1668 of 28 September 2022 on harmonised standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres drafted in support of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - OJ L 251, 29.9.2022, p. 6–16.
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Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards
The summary below consolidates the references of harmonised standards published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). It reproduces information already published in the L or C series of the OJ. It contains all references which, when the summary was generated, still provided a presumption of conformity together with references already withdrawn from the OJ.
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