ATEX Pumps

ATEX Pumps

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For pumping applications located in potentially explosive atmospheres, Cat Pumps offers a complete line of pumps that meet the ATEX 2 directive for such environments. Pump compliance to the ATEX directives is common in industries such as petrochemical, chemical, oil & gas, and bio-fuels.

Under the appropriate ATEX directive, equipment is designated by group, category and zone. Cat Pumps has been certified as ATEX 2 compliant, which also covers the ATEX 3 requirements.

All Cat Pump models (excluding gearbox driven) in the following frame sizes are compliant with the ATEX directive for Group 2, Category 2 and Zones 1 and 2 (Group 2 includes Zone G) :

  • 3CP
  • 3FR
  • 5CP
  • 5FR
  • 7CP
  • 7FR
  • 8FR
  • 15FR
  • 18 FR
  • 25 FR
  • 28 FR
  • 35 FR
  • 38 FR
  • 60 FR
  • 68 FR

 
Equipment Designations

  • Group 2 identifies equipment used in hazardous explosive atmospheres other than mining.
  • Category 2 defines the level of protection required. Equipment in this category is intended for use in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapors, mists, or air/dust mixtures are likely to occur.
  • Category 3 is equipment intended for use in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapors, mists or air/dust mixtures are unlikely to occur or, if they do occur, are likely to do so only infrequently and for a short period only.
  • Zone 1 is a place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
  • Zone 2 is an area in which an explosive mixture is not likely to occur in normal operation and if it occurs it will exist only for a short time
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