Conformity to new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

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.
  • The 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).
  • New Declarations of Conformity are available on our website and shipped with every product.
  • 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.

  • The distributor […] should act with due care to ensure that its handling of the product does not adversely affect the compliance of the product.
  • Ensuring traceability of a product throughout the whole supply chain helps to make market surveillance simpler and more efficient.

The 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.

For a complete view of the impact of the Directive on your business, consult the Directive:
Download a Guidance document on the transition
Download the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
Download the ATEX 2014/34/EU guidelines

When 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.

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