The abbreviation ATEX comes from the French term “Atmospheres Explosibles” and covers two European Union Directives- 94/9/EC and 1999/92/EC.

Previously known as ATEX 100a, Directive 94/9/EC has been mandatory since 1st July 2003 for all equipment containing or constituting a possible ignition source.

The ATEX Directive has been incorporated into the national law of Member States and applies to sales of equipment, components and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Directive 1999/92/EC, previously known as ATEX 118a, is now known as ATEX 137 and defines the minimum requirements for improving health protection and safety of employees who may be at danger from potentially explosive atmospheres.

Air Engineering Controls offer a wide range of ATEX approved pneumatic components ranging from Air Preparation to Solenoid Valves.

We also offer ATEX approved control panels built to customer specification.


G1/4″ valves with 1250 l/min, G1/2″ valves with 3000 l/min.
Valves with only 1.8Watt power consumption on request.
Products free of brass parts on request.
Fail-safe function in products with mechanical spring.
Customer specific labelling.

For more information on these products click on the link below to download an information sheet.


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