Portable ATEX Fan – Hazardous Area Portable Fans | Woodcock & Wilson
HAZARDOUS AREA PORTABLE ATEX FANS
ATEX & IECEx Approved
Woodcock & Wilson are specialist manufacturers of independently certified ATEX fans and IECEx industrial fans.
Thorne & Derrick are proud to distribute the World’s first range of ExStream Fans which are manufactured in the UK, by Woodcock & Wilson, providing ventilation for hazardous areas. The independently dual certified IECEx/ATEX portable ventilation fans are certified to both Electrical & Non-Electrical standards.
The team of fan designers and engineers have over 120 years of combined experience in manufacturing. The team works hard to ensure projects meet the international safety standards for hazardous area equipment. This includes IECEx and ATEX Portable Fans which are constructed to operate safely in explosive atmospheres.
What Is an ATEX Fan?
An ATEX fan is a fan that has been constructed in accordance with the mandatory Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament. The fan is certified to safely operate in an ATEX rated hazardous or explosive atmosphere.
Fan units must be designed and manufactured in accordance with BS EN 14986: 2017. This is a specific standard that sets out requirements for design, manufacture, testing and labelling of fans for use in potentially hazardous areas, often referred to as ATEX centrifugal fans.
features of the extream atex fan
- Independently dual certified to ATEX & IECEx
- 4 standard sizes plus tailored designs
- Fully portable ATEX fan
- ATEX fan available in Axial & Centrifugal design
- IECEx fan suitable for offshore applications
ATEX Fan Models
What is an IECEx Fan?
An IECEx fan is one that has been constructed in accordance with EN ISO 80079-36 & EN ISO 80079-37 to safely operate in a hazardous or explosive atmosphere.
What IECEx Means
IECEx stands for International Electrotechnical Explosive.
IECEx International Certification is the globally recognised standard relating to equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres.
In 2016, the IECEx standards for non-electrical (mechanical) equipment, for use in potentially explosive atmospheres were introduced. The EN ISO 80079 36 and 37 standards, set out requirements for assessment and mitigation of risks for mechanical equipment. With the adoption of these by IECEx, it is no longer acceptable to simply “bolt-on” IECEx electrical goods to a mechanical piece of ATEX certified equipment and supply the assembly as IECEx compliant.
What Is the Difference Between ATEX and IECEx?
- ATEX is mandatory in EU countries and allows for self-certification.
- IECEx is an international standard, seen as best practise outside the EU, and does not allow for self-certification.
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