WAGO in Explosion Protection

Principles of Explosion Protection

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

Basics

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

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Explosion Protection Products

Discover our Ex-approved products for automation technology, interconnection technology and interface electronics.

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WAGO at Work

Discover the industry's biggest topics and our solutions for today and tomorrow. Find out more about the different application areas of our products here.

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Laboratory Tests

To use terminal blocks globally, they must satisfy certain standards and obtain test certificates.

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New Report: WAGO Ex e Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks For Hazardous Areas

Our Ex Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks with protection type “e” have been thoroughly tested, making them the ideal solution for use in explosion protection. Read our current report “Increased Safety in Intrinsically Safe Circuits with Rail-Mount Terminal Blocks (Ex e) from WAGO” to find out what makes them special and how they provide protection. You’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions about explosion protection.

Directives, Standards and Regulations

Electrical equipment for hazardous areas must meet numerous criteria. WAGO will introduce you to the most important regulations and recommendations.

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Zone Classification

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.
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Ex Protection Measures

Who needs explosion protection? To whom does explosion protection apply? What must be noted here? And what is constructive explosion protection? WAGO has compiled answers to the most important questions for you.
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Device Groups

Like the devices, gases, vapors, and dust are divided into various groups according to their properties. This division simplifies the right selection of devices for the various gases, vapors, and dusts.
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Ignition Protection Categories

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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