Marking of pressure sensors and transmitters according to ATEX Guideline 94/9/EC ? how exactly to read the ATEX label on pressure sensors

If pressure sensors, pressure transmitters along with other field equipment are used in the vicinity of flammable gases or dust, they might be subject to marking relative to the ATEX product guideline 94/9/EC. ATEX requires the type label of the sensor to include the ATEX marking, so usually that is labelled directly onto the sensor during production.
Close to The Truth and the approval number, the marking of pressure sensors also includes important information for an individual. For instance, an ?X? following the approval number indicates that special conditions must be observed when using the device. Terrified are either given in the approval document and in the corresponding manual. Most importantly, marking in accordance with ATEX gives information on the possible regions of application and the type of protection used for the pressure sensor:
Explosion group:
I Mining industry, II the areas useful Device class:
Used in zone 0/20 near von flammable gases (1G), dust (1D)
Use in zone 1/21 in the vicinity of flammable gases (2G), dust (2D)
Used in zone 2/22 near flammable gases (3G), dust (3D)
However, there are also devices where only certain parts may be installed in other zones, for example, a pressure sensor marked 1/2G may be installed in a tank with flammable content. The electronic area of the transmitter is located on the outside of the tank, and therefore in zone 1.
Examples for types of protection:
i intrinsic safety (Limitation of electrical ignition energy by limiting current and voltage)
ia for Zone 0 or Zone 20 (for Zone 20 also iaD)
ib for Zone 1 or Zone 21 (for Zone 21 also ibD)
ic for Zone 2 d
flameproof / explosion proof enclosure, suitable for zone 1/21 and 2/22 n
non-incendive, suitable for zone 2/22 m
encapsulation suitable for zone 1/21 and 2/22 Gas group and temperature class: i.e. IIC T1 for hydrogen
Note:
Further information on the subject of hydrogen are available on the WIKA website. For those who have any further questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.

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