Mechanical equipment in EX-areas

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ATEX regulations cover non-electrical (mechanical) equipment.

What does that really mean? Does all mechanical equipment such as manual valves and or larger mechanical components to be installed in a zone 2 or zone 1 have to be Ex-approved and have Ex/ATEX signs? Or by carrying out a risk assessment and implementing the necessary measures (e.g. earth connection, insulation of hot surfaces, etc.) can you use completely normal valves, filters and other components without Ex approval?

(Sorry if the question is not detailed enough. The use of electrical equipment in classified areas is fairly well regulated. But when it comes to mechanical equipment, there may be some uncertainties. How to handle valves and such equipment for use in Ex areas).

This question was originally asked in Norwegian on the Forum and has been translated.

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