“The guideline had to be revised in order to align it with the new Machinery Directive, especially chapter 8” says Guy Van Doorslaer, Europump Secretary General. “This guide is part of the Europump effort to help the pump industry and its customers to understand and apply the “ATEX” Directive. It is important for the Europump Technical Commission to keep up with the latest technical and legal developments.”
The Europump Guideline is based on the official ATEX Guidelines issued by the European Commission which can be downloaded from the DG Enterprise web site(http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/mechanical/documents/guidance/atex/application/)
The official EC Guidelines are intended for all sectors within the scope of the Directive, and obviously do not focus on pumps. The Europump guideline explains relevant sections of the EC Guidelines with pumps and their application in mind. Readers with a good knowledge of the ATEX Directive should use this document. Readers with no or only basic knowledge should begin with the “Europump Guideline – Part I – Basic requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC”, also available on the Europump website.
The updated guideline can be downloaded here: http://europump.net/publications/guides-and-guidelines
About Europump : Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, was established in 1960. It represents 18 National Associations in 15 EU Member States, Turkey, Russia & Switzerland. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people in Europe. The ever improving performance of liquid pumps increases the productivity of end user sectors and contributes to competitiveness and growth. Pump manufacturing is a growing and SME-driven sector. With almost half of all world exports and 40% of major patent applications, the Western European pump industry is the economic, commercial and technological leader. Europump’s ID in the Commission Register of Interest representatives is: 07655452075-36