Safe lighting for explosive environments[ 09-02-2017 ]
ETAP launches an ATEX-certified version of its E2 series with high protection factor. ATEX luminaires are suitable for safe use in gas-rich and dusty environments such as service stations, flourmills, sawmills, in petrochemical and powder coating and lacquering facilities.
The sealed luminaires in the E2 series have been specifically developed for demanding environments such as in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry. The robust, aluminium housing is resistant against numerous aggressive chemicals and the LEDs – sensitive to corrosion, among others – are safely housed in a sealed compartment.
All luminaires in the E2 series are now also available in an ATEX-certified version, which makes them suitable for gas rich environments (zone 2) and dusty environments (zones 21 and 22). In the development particular attention was paid to thermal management, on the surface of the fixture as well as within, and the seal, with, among others, a glued gasket against gas and dust penetration. The luminaires satisfy the IK08 standard for impact resistance and carry all labels required by law.
Tested and certified
All components and materials for the ATEX luminaires have been extensively tested by independent agencies. The production process for the ATEX series has also been certified. The luminaires are delivered with all documentation required for inspection bodies.
Thanks to their long service life LEDs offer an additional advantage in ATEX environments, where replacement and maintenance lead to major cost and production downtime in accordance with standard procedures (e.g., fire fighting).
ATEX emergency lighting
The E2 series also provides an ATEX-certified solution for your emergency lighting. You can choose between individual KE2 emergency luminaires for anti-panic and escape route lighting, or an emergency lighting module can be integrated into the E2 luminaires. The ATEX emergency luminaires can also be connected to our ETAP Safety Manager system, which enables you to monitor the status of your emergency lighting remotely, thus eliminating the need to make rounds.