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ATEX Two Way Radios

Our range of ATEX radios have been designed, tested and approved to provide workers with a means of safe and efficient communication in hazardous operating environments such as those found within the petro-chemical and mining industries.  Use the wrong type of radio equipment in an explosive atmosphere and the consequences can be catastrophic.

Designed to meet the European Directives in place to control explosive atmospheres and the standards of equipment and protective systems used in them, our range of ATEX radios provide options for both analogue and digital ATEX radios.

The ATEX Regulations, divide equipment into two groups:


Group I - equipment intended for use in underground parts of mines, and to those parts of surface installations of such mines liable to be endangered by fire, damp and/or combustible dust.

Group II - equipment intended for use in other places liable to be endangered by explosive atmospheres.


The groups are further subdivided as follows:

Group I

Category M1 - equipment designed to be capable of remaining functional, even in the event of rare incidents relating to equipment, with an explosive atmosphere present.

Category M2 - equipment designed to be de-energised in the event of an explosive atmosphere.

Group II

Category 1 - equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by mixtures of air and gases, vapours or mists or by air/dust mixtures are present continuously, for long periods or frequently.

Category 2 - equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists or air/dust mixtures are likely to occur.

Category 3 - equipment designed to be used in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists, or air/dust mixtures are unlikely to occur or, if they do occur, are likely to do so only infrequently and for a short period only.


Please note that "Group" is often referred to as "Class" in product specifications, for example:

Rating:

Gas: ATEX: Class II 2G Ex ib, IIC T4 Gb, IECEx: Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
Dust: ATEX: Class II 2D Ex ib, IIIC T130°C Db, IECEx: Ex ib IIIC, T130°C Db
Mining: ATEX: Class I M1 Ex, ia I Ma, IECEx: Ex ia I Ma

You can find out more about ATEX and explosive atmospheres on the HSE website and you can find out more about ATEX equipment groups on the GOV.UK website

We supply Group 1 and Group 2 ATEX approved radios available for use in hazardous environments

If your organisation requires ATEX / Intrinsically Safe radio equipment you can expect expert advice and high quality ATEX radios from a range of manufacturers. We can provide purchase options that meet the needs of your business or organisation.

Where outright purchase is impractical we have a large fleet of well maintained ATEX radios and related accessories available for hire.

If you require assistance or a visit from one of our team, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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