Classification change for ball valves acc. ATEX directive 2014/34/EU

Classification change for ball valves acc. ATEX directive 2014/34/EU

The new ATEX directive 2014/34/EU specifies some changes regarding ball valves classification.
According to that regulation ball valves are not allowed to be marked with the Ex-Symbol as they are not classified as “fast acting/shifting valves“. Therefore they are said not to be affected by the ATEX directive.

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Nevertheless MHA ZENTGRAF did a risk analysis in the past and found out that there is a risk of electrical current emerging inside the valve. Therefore special electrically discharging ball seats should be used for potentially explosive areas.

In future the only change for you will be that if you order an ATEX ball valve from MHA ZENTGRAF the valve will no longer be marked with the Ex-symbol but with “ATEX“ as full text. Furthermore you will receive a general ATEX declaration document with the delivery. All known MHA ZENTGRAF article number will remain the same.

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We have been manufacturing both high-pressure ball valves and valves since 1978. Today, MHA ZENTGRAF is one of the leading manufacturers in this sector.

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