Marking of pressure sensors and transmitters according to ATEX Guideline 94/9/EC ? how exactly to browse the ATEX label on pressure sensors

If pressure sensors, pressure transmitters and other field equipment are employed in the vicinity of flammable gases or dust, they might be subject to marking in accordance with the ATEX product guideline 94/9/EC. ATEX requires the type label of the sensor to add the ATEX marking, so usually this is labelled directly onto the sensor during production.
Next to Exhilarated and the approval number, the marking of pressure sensors also contains important information for an individual. For instance, an ?X? after the approval number indicates that special conditions must be observed when using the device. These are either given in the approval document and in the corresponding manual. Above all, marking according to ATEX gives home elevators the possible regions of application and the type of protection useful for the pressure sensor:
Explosion group:
I Mining industry, II the areas useful Device class:
Used in zone 0/20 near von flammable gases (1G), dust (1D)
Used in zone 1/21 in the vicinity of flammable gases (2G), dust (2D)
Used in zone 2/22 near flammable gases (3G), dust (3D)
However, additionally, there are devices where only certain parts may be installed in other zones, for instance, a pressure sensor marked 1/2G could be installed in a tank with flammable content. The electronic part of the transmitter is located externally of the tank, and therefore in zone 1.
Examples for forms 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, ideal for zone 2/22 m
encapsulation ideal 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. For Terrible who have any further questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.

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