Our service engineers and technical consultants work in accordance with the ATEX and SSC* standards. They have the experience to work according to safety procedures.
ATEX is derived from the French name ATmosphère EXplosible. It is a standard that has been in force since 1996 and is also part of the Dutch Working Conditions Decree.
When a combustible material, an ignition source and oxygen combine, an explosion occurs. The prevention of a gas or dust explosion is paramount in the ATEX guidelines. Despite these preventive measures, an explosion cannot always be prevented. The ATEX standard is therefore aimed not only at prevention but also at the control of the effects during and after an explosion.
Explosion-proof radio communication
In the petrochemical industry, explosion-proof (ATEX) radio communications are vital. It cannot be allowable that hot components in a device or while changing the battery of a two-way radio are the cause of a devastating explosion that causes major damage and casualties. An ATEX certificate is, therefore, obligatory for all radio equipment used in an environment with a high explosion hazard. The requirements for electronic equipment in an explosion-sensitive environment to comply with are laid down in the European ATEX 95 Directive. All ATEX devices that Flash Private Mobile Networks supplies comply with this directive.
‘Safety, safety, safety’ is the governing motto in the petrochemical industry. In the context of ATEX and working safely with customers with mission and business critical processes, Flash Private Mobile Networks uses the VCA standard, which is subject to annual audits. Having the VCA standard shows that Flash emphasises the importance of safe working conditions for its own employees. The Flash Service Engineers and Technical Consultants are familiar with working in explosive atmospheres and have the knowledge and experience of working in accordance with safety procedures.