ATEX Equipment INTENDED for use in potentially Explosive Atmospheres
The ATEX Directive is a so-called "New Approach" Directive giving the Essential Health and Safety Requirements and conformity assessment procedures which must be applied to equipment within its scope before being placed on the European market. These requirements provide for a high level of protection for citizens, and are given technical expression by what are called "Harmonised Standards".
The Machinery Directive 98/37/EC provides the regulatory basis for the harmonisation of the essential health and safety requirements for machinery at European Union level. Essentially performing a dual function, the Directive not only promotes the free movement of machinery within the Single Market, but also guarantees a high level of protection to EU workers and citizens.
Sustainability projects and low carbon initiates need compressed air, gas and vacuum equipment
Increasing concern about the environment and the need to foster energy efficiency are addressed by the European Climate Change Programme and its subsequent legislative measures. Pneurop supports the overall sustainable energy policy objectives of the European Union within the sphere of its responsibilities. Its members companies actively promote energy efficiency for the benefit of their customers as part of their daily business activity.