Last year, the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC was replaced by the new ATEX
Directive 2014/34/EU. Many models of the Fluidwell E- and F-Series
indicators are supplied under this Directive, so changes in this area
might have impact on your business. Here follows a list of the few
changes which need your attention:
There are no changes in product safety, certification or technical requirements following from this at all! The ATEX certified products themselves are not affected by the issue of the new Directive.
list of harmonized European standards referred to in the old ATEX
Directive (94/9/EC) is exactly the same as referred to in the new ATEX
Directive (2014/34/EU). (The new ATEX certificate of the F1-Series is according the latest (EN) IEC60079 standards).
All references in F-Series datasheets and manuals are changed to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.
There are some small terminological revisions to reduce uncertainties and misconceptions.
Important note: The ATEX
Directive 2014/34/EU devotes more responsibilities to the role of
distributors than the old directive. Two examples which could change
your way of handling Fluidwell products are given here.
distributor […] should act with due care to ensure that its handling of
the product does not adversely affect the compliance of the product.
traceability of a product throughout the whole supply chain helps to
make market surveillance simpler and more efficient.
first example implies that you understand how compliance of Fluidwell
certified products could be affected, and the second requirement implies
a good traceability system is in place.
you have any questions regarding the above, Fluidwell is here to help
you to understand the requirements and to work them out together with
your organization. Please contact us if you have any questions.