Flame Proofing

ATEX EX (also referred to as Flameproof) is European Explosion Proof equipment certified to ATEX standards. Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres must enclose all ignition sources. Miretti Group supplies ATEX EX equipment that complies with ATEX 94/9/EC Directive. Approved by International Recognized Testing Laboratories, Miretti Group’s ATEX EX Equipment can be used in designated explosive and hazardous atmospheres.

Temperature Monitoring

Heat generated by equipment may cause gases and flammable materials to ignite or explode. It is therefore necessary to reduce the temperature of ATEX EX equipment to less than the specified value for operation in a potentially explosive atmosphere and to prevent any sparking from occurring. Miretti Group’s ATEX EX Equipment has protection controls for motor surface temperature, fluid temperatures and brake temperatures.

Explosion Proof Enclosures

Explosion Proof Enclosures protect all cabling, wiring, valves and electrical components, ignition system, and battery. An Explosion Proof Enclosure is a case or housing that has been tested and approved to contain electrical components or apparatus. Although the joints of Explosion Proof enclosures will permit the entry of explosive vapours, the strength of the enclosures must contain any internal explosion. The enclosures of Miretti Group’s ATEX EX Equipment have been hydrostatically tested for internal explosive resistance to pressures in excess of requirements without failure.

Automatic Shut-Offs

Automatic shutoffs serve as additional safeguards for ATEX EX Equipment. Miretti Group’s ATEX EX equipment provides automatic shutoffs to ensure against for example: high brake temperature and hot electric motor surface temperature.

Frame Leakage Monitoring

Frame leakage monitoring detects electrical failure before risk of ignition source. Miretti Group’s ATEX EX Equipment prevents possible source of ignition by monitoring frame leakage with an automatic shut-off.

Battery Emergency Cut-Off Switch

Battery emergency cut-off switch removes all power from the battery supply of the flameproof vehicle. Miretti Group’s Battery Emergency Cut-off Switch is an additional source of protection under the operator’s control.

Worldwide Third Party Explosion Proof Certificates

Miretti Group’s Explosion Proof ATEX EX Equipment is certified by Internationally Recognized Testing Laboratories that require conformity to the most exacting standards.


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Hitec offers rentals on Flame Proof Forklift Trucks. For more information see Flame Proof Forklift Trucks for Hire.

See Also:

Flame Proofing Off Shore

Flame Proofing Spare Parts


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