RATEX and IECEx approval has recently been granted to a range of sensor products from Deeter Group enabling them to be used in hazardous environments.

ATEX Directive 94/9/EC is the mandatory requirement for all equipment intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere to conform to specific safety standards. Many manufacturing processes, including biodiesel production, generate potentially explosive atmospheres. European Directive 137 – The protection of workers from potentially explosive atmospheres – makes it mandatory under European law to assess for an explosion risk and classify the area accordingly.

ATEX approval is now available on Deeter’s LVCS range of continuous output stainless steel vertical liquid level sensors – the approval has been granted on both the standard Deeter LVCS and the optional Hall-Effect sensor versions. Also now ATEX approved are the Deeter Group’s range of vertical float switches.

IECEx Certification is a system intended to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. Conformance to IECEx offers manufacturers reduced testing and certification costs, faster time to market, one international database listing and international confidence in the product assessment process.

Peter Whiteaker, managing director of Deeter Group, commented, “ATEX approval opens up a large new market for our sensor products where we are sure our wide range of standard products and fast turnaround custom designs will be very successful.”