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Marking of pressure sensors and transmitters in accordance with ATEX Guideline 94/9/EC ? how to browse the ATEX label on pressure sensors

If pressure sensors, pressure transmitters and other field equipment are used in the vicinity of flammable gases or dust, they may be subject to marking relative to the ATEX product guideline 94/9/EC. ATEX requires the sort label of the sensor to add the ATEX marking, so usually that is labelled directly onto the sensor during production.
Next to the Notified Body and the approval number, the marking of pressure sensors also contains important information for an individual. For instance, an ?X? following the approval number indicates that special conditions must be observed when using the device. Toxic are either given in the approval document and in the corresponding manual. Above all, marking according to ATEX gives information on the possible regions of application and the type of protection used for the pressure sensor:
Explosion group:
I Mining industry, II the areas of use Device class:
Use in zone 0/20 near von flammable gases (1G), dust (1D)
Use in zone 1/21 near flammable gases (2G), dust (2D)
Use in zone 2/22 near flammable gases (3G), dust (3D)
However, there are also devices where only certain parts may be installed in other zones, for instance, a pressure sensor marked 1/2G may be installed in a tank with flammable content. The electronic portion of the transmitter is located externally of the tank, and thus in zone 1.
Examples for types of protection:
i intrinsic safety (Limitation of electrical ignition energy by limiting current and voltage)
ia for Zone 0 or Zone 20 (for Zone 20 also iaD)
ib for Zone 1 or Zone 21 (for Zone 21 also ibD)
ic for Zone 2 d
flameproof / explosion proof enclosure, ideal for zone 1/21 and 2/22 n
non-incendive, suitable for zone 2/22 m
encapsulation suitable for zone 1/21 and 2/22 Gas group and temperature class: i.e. IIC T1 for hydrogen
Note:
Further information about hydrogen are available on the WIKA website. When you have any further questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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