ATEX Sounders – Hazardous Area ATEX Sounders/Horns ATEX IECEX Zone 1 Zone 2
The MEDC and FHF range of ATEX sounders are suitable for a wide variety of applications and feature a selection of tone settings and traditional bells.
Hazardous area sounders are used to warn of potentially dangerous situations or to relay instructions in ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.
In addition the alarms may operate as stand-alone units or be incorporated into a hazard warning system. A wide variety of sound output levels and other options are also available. The ATEX sounders output in dB is measured to European standards at 1 metre.
Zone 1 & Zone 2 Sounders
The Eaton MEDC hazardous area sounders are offered with global ATEX & IECEx approvals.
- MEDC DB1 – ex d, weatherproof – up to 113 dB(A)
- MEDC DB3B – ex d(e) weatherproof – up to 122db
- MEDC deV 20 – ex de sounder – up to 115 dB(A)
- MEDC DB5 – up to 103 dB(A) – intrinsically safe (ex ia), weatherproof
- MEDC DB7 – up to 110 dB(A) – intrinsically safe (ex ia), weatherproof
- MEDC DB6 – alarm bell – up to 109 dB(A) ex d, weatherproof
- MEDC dGW 21 – ex de signalling bell – up to 105dB(A)
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 loudspeakers, ATEX Detectors, Control & Distribution 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.