CSA type approval certification also in progress
Since 2009, Chromatotec® proposes a version of its MEDOR® analyzer in Exp cabinet for hazardous areas. This solution dedicated for monitoring and online analysis of odorous compounds in natural gas today received the ATEX certification for zone 1. MEDOR® was already certified for zone 2 since 2014.
The ATEX directive consists of two EU directives describing what equipment and work environment are allowed in an environment with an explosive atmosphere. It guarantees risk controls regarding explosion in this type of atmospheres, according to areas classified into zones. Zone 1 and 2 are areas where a mixture of dangerous substances with air, in the form of gases, vapors or mist in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. Zone 1 is for an area in which an explosive mixture is likely to occur in normal operation; zone 2 is for an area in which this explosive mixture is likely to exist in normal operation for a short time.
With the ATEX certification for its MEDOR® Exp range, Chromatotec® has got now the authorization for mass production of any device certified as ATEX.
To complete this certification and respond to all standards around the world, CSA type approval certification is currently under process.