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Avelair ATEX Zone 2 air compressors for Indonesia

Avelair ATEX Zone 2 air compressors for Indonesia

Avelair have recently supplied two ATEX zone 2 75kW rotary screw air compressors for an off shore Floating Platform in Indonesia.

The compressors are ATEX rated for Zone 2 use – ATEX ZONE II, Gas IIA. T3 and offer 535 m³/hr at 11 bar(g).   The compressors were designed and built in Bury St Edmunds, UK and were fully certified and tested prior to dispatch.

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The compressor has been manufactured to the following standards although the list is not exhaustive.

BS EN 60079-0:2012

Explosive atmospheres. Equipment. General requirements

BS EN 62061:2005

Safety of machinery. Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems

BS EN 60204-1:2006+A1:2009

Safety of machinery. Electrical equipment of machines. General requirements

BS 7671:2008+A1:2011

Requirements for electrical installations. IET Wiring Regulations. Seventeenth edition


New Machinery Directive


ATEX Directive 23 March 1994

EN 1012-1

Compressor and Vacuum Pumps – Safety Requirements

BS EN 60204-1

Safety of Machinery – Electrical Equipment of Machines

BS EN 954-1

Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts – General Principles

BS EN ISO 13849-1

Safety – related parts of control systems

BS EN 62061

Safety of Machinery – Functional Safety Control Systems

EN 292-1/2

Safety of Machinery Basic Concepts, General Principles For Design

EN 418 1992

Safety of Machinery Principles of Design, E-Stop Equipment

EN 60439-1

Low Voltage Switchgear Machines and Control Gear Assemblies

BS EN 13463-1:2009, -2:2004, -3:2005, -5:2003, -6:2005, -8:2003

Non-electrical equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.



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