ATEX – Directive 2014/34/EU

European Directive 2014/34/EU, better known with the French acronym ATEX (ATmosphere EXplosible), applies to all products to be used in potentially explosive environments, both surface-level plants and mines. ATEX allows the free circulation of goods within the European market and aims to eliminate – or at least reduce – the risks of an explosion of any kind which may result from the use of products as well as from their transformation process.