ATEX Loudspeakers – Hazardous Area Loudspeakers ATEX IECEX Zone 1 & Zone 2
Eaton MEDC’s range of hazardous, heavy duty, ATEX speakers are designed to meet the requirements for public address, voice alarm (evacuation) and background music. The hazardous area speakers can generally operate as stand-alone units, or as part of 100 or 70 volt line systems.
Additionally a wide range of sound output levels (dB / Watts) are available. The speakers sound output in dB(A) is measured to European standards at 1 watt / 1 metre.
ATEX loudspeakers are specifically designed for potentially explosive gas and dust atmospheres, is suitable for use in the harsh environmental conditions found offshore and onshore in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries in ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.
Eaton ensures the production of rugged, hard wearing products by using corrosion free materials such as GRP (glass reinforced polyester) and stainless steel.
Eaton’s range of explosion protected, heavy duty, industrial and commercial speakers are designed to meet the requirements for public address, voice alarm and evacuation procedures.
Zone 1 & Zone 2 Loudspeakers
The Eaton MEDC hazardous area loudspeakers are offered with global ATEX and IECEx approvals.
- MEDC DB4B – up to 25 watts, Ex d(e), weatherproof
- MEDC DB20 – explosion proof ex de loudspeaker
- MEDC DB20C – ex de weatherproof ceiling loudspeaker
- MEDC DB10 – up to 15 watts EExnA weatherproof
What Is the ATEX Directive?
ATEX is the harmonised EU legislation for controlling explosive atmospheres – the Directive describes the electrical and mechanical equipment allowed in a potentially explosive atmosphere according to the potential risk of explosion determined by the frequency of the occurrence and duration of an explosive atmosphere.
Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable atmospheric gases, mists, vapours or by combustible dusts that can ignite under certain operating conditions. Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres cover a range of products, including ATEX phones, ATEX beacons, ATEX combination units and ATEX call points used on fixed offshore platforms, petrochemical plants, mines, and flour mills with Zone 1 & 2 or Zone 21 & 22 locations.
Should you require technical support to select the most efficient ATEX call point in Zone 1 & 2 or Zone 21 & 22 hazardous areas please do not hesitate to contact us.