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Zone Division per ATEX and NEC 500

Depending on the type of materials that occur, hazardous locations are not equally at risk. The frequency and duration of occurrence of one of these substances give rise to the different protective requirements for operating equipment.


According to CENELEC and IEC, hazardous locations in Europe are divided into six different danger zones. The higher the probability that a potentially explosive atmosphere occurs, the more rigorous the requirements on operating equipment to prevent, for example, origination of sparks or hot surfaces.

WAGO in Explosion Protection

Principles of Explosion Protection

Everything worth knowing about Ex protection at a single glance.

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What happens during an explosion, which factors are important, and what protective measures are available? Everything you need to know about ATEX, Ex zones, ignition protection categories, etc.

Types of Protection

Only equipment protected against explosion is permitted in Ex areas. Ignition protection categories are constructive and electrical measures for equipment and qualify as secondary explosion protection.
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Ignition Sources

If an atmosphere subject to explosion cannot be prevented in a work area, secondary explosion protection is brought to bear. Secondary measures include prevention of any ignition sources in the Ex area.
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What Is an Explosion?

Ex|plo|si|on; -s <lat.> (explosio) means "escaping under pressure." What happens during an explosion, which factors are important and what protective measures are available? You will learn everything you need to know about explosion protection right here.
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WAGO Products for Explosion Protection

Automation

Automation under adverse environmental conditions? WAGO products and solutions are made for this.

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Connection Technology

Approved for the Ex area: WAGO products form secure connections even under the most extreme conditions.

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WAGO at Work

Customer Applications: Explosion Protection

As a partner and innovation leader, WAGO implements many interesting projects. Learn about the creative, efficient solutions we make possible in the process engineering area.

Safely Fill Explosive Substances

Feige FILLING GmbH is a leading producer of filling machines for free-flowing products. It designs Ex solutions for ATEX category 1 with WAGO technology.

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Modern Tunnel Construction

Contamination, vibrations, heat: As the controller for their mixed load system, Demostene + Partner AG chose a WAGO solution, which can handle anything.

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Safe Underground

In bituminous coal mining, only equipment with no danger of ignition is permitted. That’s why HAZEMAG & EPR relies on WAGO Controllers.

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