Explosion Proof (ATEX) Tools

Pilot Production Tools Only

Overview 

The Blaze Explosion Proof (ATEX) probes are releasing in fall of 2022. These probes can go inside a reactor or pipeline which internally is rated to ATEX Zone 0. For the Blaze Basic, the area outside the vessel or pipeline can be rated to ATEX Zone 1, and for the Blaze Platform, external surrounding area is rated to ATEX Zone 2. The Blaze Electronics Enclosures are rated for ATEX Zone 2.​ Check back in Fall 2023 for Extended Capabilities for BlazeATEX/Explosion Proof Systems. Please enter your email below to receive new product release notifications:

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Blaze Probe ATEX/Explosion Proof Rating
 

  • Internal Reactor or Pipeline Environment:

    • ATEX Zone 0 - Explosive atmosphere present continuously or for long periods or frequently

    • North America - Class 1 Division 1

  • External Reactor and/or Pipeline Environment: 

    • ATEX Zone 2 (same as Blaze Electronics Enclosure ATEX Rating) for the Blaze Platform

      • North America - Class 1 Division 2

    • ATEX Zone 1 for the Blaze Basic

      • North America - Class 1 Division 1

  • ATEX Equipment Group: II (Hazardous Gas) - Electrical equipment intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres

  • ATEX Equipment Category: 1G

  • ATEX Gas Group:

    • IIA: Acetic Acid, Acetone, Ammonia, Butane, Cyclohexane, Propane, Gasoline (petrol), Methane (natural gas, non-mining), Toluene, Xylene. Methanol (methyl alcohol), Propane-2-ol (iso-propyl alcohol)

    • IIB: Group IIA gases plus, Di-ethyl ether, Ethylene, Ethanol Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), Propane-1-ol (n-propyl alcohol)

  • ATEX Equipment Protection Level:   Ga

  • ATEX Temperature Class: T4  - Surface temperature of any part of the equipment exposed to atmosphere must be under 135C

Blaze Electronics Enclosure ATEX/Explosion Proof Rating
 

  • ATEX Zone 2 - Explosive atmosphere is unlikely to occur under normal conditions, but if it does, it is possible to persist only for short periods

    • North America - Class 1 Division 2

  • ATEX Equipment Group: II (Hazardous Gas) - Electrical equipment intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres

  • ATEX Equipment Category: 3G

  • ATEX Gas Group:

    • IIA: Acetic Acid, Acetone, Ammonia, Butane, Cyclohexane, Propane, Gasoline (petrol), Methane (natural gas, non-mining), Toluene, Xylene. Methanol (methyl alcohol), Propane-2-ol (iso-propyl alcohol)

    • IIB: Group IIA gases plus, Di-ethyl ether, Ethylene, Ethanol Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), Propane-1-ol (n-propyl alcohol)

  • ATEX Equipment Protection Level:   Gc

  • ATEX Temperature Class: T4  - Surface temperature of any part of the equipment exposed to atmosphere must be under 135C

The Explosion Proof Basic 

Microscopy and derived statistics only; both the outside of the reactor or pipeline and the electronics enclosure location are rated for Zone 2.

The Explosion Proof Platform 

Microscopy, derived statistics, and Class 1m 532 excited Raman with optional ATEX 35mW 785nm excited Raman; both the outside of the reactor or pipeline and the electronics enclosure location are rated for Zone 2.