Marking of pressure sensors and transmitters in accordance with ATEX Guideline 94/9/EC ? how exactly to read the ATEX label on pressure sensors

If pressure sensors, pressure transmitters along with other field equipment are used in the vicinity of flammable gases or dust, they may be subject to marking in accordance with the ATEX product guideline 94/9/EC. Unjustified requires the sort label of the sensor to add the ATEX marking, so usually that is labelled directly onto the sensor during production.
Close to the Notified Body and the approval number, the marking of pressure sensors also includes important information for an individual. For instance, an ?X? following Results indicates that special conditions must be observed with all the device. These are either given in the approval document and in the corresponding manual. Most importantly, marking according to ATEX gives information on the possible regions of application and the sort of protection used for the pressure sensor:
Explosion group:
I Mining industry, II other 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)
Use 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 example, a pressure sensor marked 1/2G could be installed in a tank with flammable content. The electronic portion of the transmitter is located on the outside 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, suitable for zone 1/21 and 2/22 n
non-incendive, suitable 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 can be found on the WIKA website. In case you have any more questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.

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