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Atex approved fans

Our Atex Industrial centrifugal fans are engineered with precision, featuring a fully welded impeller designed for efficient handling of light dust loadings. Available in both direct-drive and belt-driven configurations, these fans are adaptable to meet your specific needs. This versatile fan range finds suitability across various applications, including cremators, incinerators, ovens, and kilns.

What sets an Atex fan apart?

Atex fans from Fans and Blowers stand out from conventional counterparts due to their adherence to the European Union directive "ATmosphères EXplosibles" (ATEX). This directive aims to ensure the safety of workers and facilities in environments prone to explosive atmospheres caused by flammable gases, vapours, mists, or combustible dust particles.

The Atex fans feature intrinsically safe construction, rigorous certification and categorization according to ATEX standards, enclosed motors to prevent infiltration of particles, high-temperature endurance, mitigation of static electricity, and effective sealing and containment mechanisms to ensure safety in hazardous environments.

Applications and Industries:

Atex fans are indispensable in industries where hazardous substances are commonplace, including:

• Petrochemical and Chemical Plants

• Oil and Gas Industry

• Pharmaceutical Facilities

• Food Processing

• Paint and Coating Industries

• Mining and Flour Mills

Embracing Safety and Efficiency Hand in Hand:

Fans and Blowers' Atex fans prioritise safety-driven engineering, designed to eliminate ignition sources and create a secure environment in potentially explosive atmospheres. In industries where safety is paramount, our Atex fans stand as silent guardians, ensuring operations run smoothly while keeping the workforce and facilities out of harm's way.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are ATEX fans, and what makes them different from standard fans?

ATEX fans are specially designed fans that comply with the ATEX (Atmosphères Explosibles) directive, which governs equipment and protective systems intended for use in explosive atmospheres. These fans are constructed to prevent sparks and withstand explosive environments, ensuring safe operation in industries like chemical processing, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals.

What are the key applications of ATEX fans?

ATEX fans are used in various industries where explosive atmospheres may be present, including:


- Chemical and Petrochemical Plants: Ventilating areas with volatile chemicals.
- Oil and Gas Industry: Managing ventilation and exhaust in drilling, refining, and storage facilities.
- Pharmaceutical Industry: Ensuring safe air handling in production areas with combustible dust.
- Food Processing: Handling ventilation in areas where dust or gases from ingredients can create explosive atmospheres.
- Mining: Ventilating underground mines to remove explosive gases and dust.

How do ATEX fans ensure safety in explosive environments?

ATEX fans ensure safety through several key features:


- Spark-Resistant Materials: Constructed with materials that prevent spark generation.
- Explosion-Proof Motors: Equipped with motors designed to contain explosions and prevent ignition of surrounding gases.
- Sealed Housing: Designed to prevent gas ingress and contain any internal explosions.
- Compliance with ATEX Standards: Built and tested according to the stringent requirements of the ATEX directive to ensure they can operate safely in hazardous areas.

What materials are commonly used in the construction of ATEX fans?

ATEX fans are constructed from materials that prevent spark generation and withstand explosive environments, including:


- Aluminium: Lightweight and resistant to corrosion, suitable for many applications.
- Stainless Steel: Highly durable and resistant to corrosion, ideal for harsh environments.
- Brass: Often used for components that may come into contact with other materials to prevent sparking.
- Non-Sparking Alloys: Specialized alloys designed to minimize the risk of spark generation.

What maintenance is required for ATEX fans to ensure they operate safely?

Regular maintenance is crucial for the safe operation of ATEX fans, including:


- Routine Inspections: Regularly inspect fans for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage.
- Cleaning: Keep the fans free of dust, debris, and other contaminants that could affect performance.
- Lubrication: Ensure bearings and other moving parts are properly lubricated to reduce friction and prevent overheating.
- Electrical Checks: Regularly check electrical connections and components for signs of wear or damage.
- Compliance Verification: Ensure the fan continues to meet ATEX certification requirements throughout its lifespan.

How do ATEX fans contribute to overall safety and efficiency?

ATEX fans enhance safety and efficiency by:


- Preventing Explosions: Minimising the risk of ignition in explosive atmospheres.
- Ensuring Compliance: Helping facilities comply with safety regulations and avoid fines or shutdowns.
- Improving Air Quality: Effectively ventilating hazardous areas to maintain safe and healthy working conditions.
- Enhancing Operational Efficiency: Ensuring reliable performance in challenging environments, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

Can ATEX fans be used in both dust and gas hazardous areas?

Yes, ATEX fans are designed for use in both dust and gas hazardous areas. They are constructed to handle the specific risks associated with each type of explosive atmosphere. The fans are categorized and certified according to the ATEX directive, ensuring they are suitable for their intended environment.

How do you ensure that an ATEX fan meets the required safety standards?

Ensuring an ATEX fan meets the required safety standards involves:


- Proper Certification: Verifying that the fan has been tested and certified according to ATEX standards for the specific hazardous zone it will be used in.
- Quality Manufacturing: Choosing fans from reputable manufacturers with a proven track record of producing high-quality, compliant equipment.
- Regular Maintenance and Inspection: Adhering to a strict maintenance schedule to ensure the fan continues to operate safely and effectively.
- Compliance Documentation: Keeping detailed records of the fan’s certification, installation, and maintenance to demonstrate compliance with safety regulations.

  • ATEX Certified
  • Fully Welded Impeller
  • Direct Driven Configuration
  • Belt Driven Configurations