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Vlad Mihai Pasculescu; Marius Simion Morar; Marius Cornel Suvar; Zoltan Vass
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Explosive atmospheres may occur both in underground mining, as well as in surface industries such as the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, wood or baker industries, basically in all industries which extract, process, use, transport or store flammable substances. Within the European Union, Directive 2014/34/EU regulates the placing on the market of equipment, protective systems and components intended for use in such hazardous atmospheres. In this regard, for proofing the compliance with the essential safety requirements, they have to be subject to a certification process carried out by a Notified Body. The CE marking and the Ex ATEx marking (labelling) can be applied to the product only after it has been ensured that the product meets all applicable requirements set out by the Directive and related technical standards in force. The objective of the paper is to present an attempt of developing a Windows OS application which can be used for assisting the technicians involved in the certification process of Ex equipment, by providing guidance on the content of the label of the equipment which is subject to certification, taking into account its’ specific characteristics and functions fulfilled.
certification, equipment, explosive atmosphere, label, marking
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This paper was developed within the Nucleu-Programme, carried out with the support of Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, project no. PN-19-21-02-01, project title: Techniques and solutions for developing the scientific and technical competences for prevention and protection to explosions (in Romanian: Tehnici si solutii pentru dezvoltarea competentelor stiintifice si tehnice de prevenire si protectie la explozie).
Proceedings of 22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022
22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022, 04 - 10 July, 2022
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
04 - 10 July, 2022