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Peli Products Safety Torches Adapting To New ATEX Standards

Is your light compliant with the European Directive regarding explosion protection?

Barcelona – October, 2009. Peli™ Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible case has announced that several of their safety approved torch models will fully comply with updated ATEX safety standards.

The ATEX Directive embodies the European requirements for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres; changes in the standards are effective on October 1st 2009. Designed for use in hazardous areas, professionals working in chemical, electrical, gas, oil, power, pharmaceutical, fire rescue, hazmat and other high-risk industries can be confident that Peli offers the safety approvals needed for the large variety of hazardous environments.

ATEX Standard changes affecting torches certified in Category 1&2 (Zone 0&1), are a result of Standard for Protection of Equipment by Intrinsic Safety “i” changes (from EN50020 to the new EN60079-11:2007) and Increased Safety "e" changes (from EN60079-7:2003 to EN60079-7:2007).

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