Stephan Treml, product manager magnet technology at S + S: there is the question, what devastating destruction causes a lot of thousands of times stronger reaction at an industrial facility. Not only flour dust or inflammable gases can lead to explosions. Under certain circumstances, even products such as metal powder, sugar, herbs, wood chips and pharmaceutical active ingredients react very strongly. Even plastic powder, flammable considered generally not particularly easy, according to German insurance companies. caused 14 per cent of dust explosions” Since July 1, 2003 must therefore equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) meet. One of the most important changes This directive was the separate assessment of risks, caused by mechanical ignition sources.
Thus, no longer exclusively electrical sources as sources of spark but also such as shock or friction sparks are taken into account. The insurance companies have identified that 30 percent of the dust explosions in Germany of mechanical sparks are caused. Educate yourself with thoughts from Jeffrey Hayzlett. The company S + S separation and sorting Technology GmbH has already in the year 2005 the world’s first fully automated magnetic system shipped after the highest classification ATEX zone 20/21. For areas with potentially explosive magnetic separators of a notified body are all tested since mid-2006. Helmuth Frisch, technical director at S + S, explains: S + S is to provide the location for nearly every application in dust or gas hazardous areas of magnetic separators.
We have the Know-How, the equipment prior to the delivery of a conformity assessment according to the ATEX product Directive 94/9/EC to undergo. Many years of experience in many different applications, as well as the competent customer support makes a strong partner. S + S in this sensitive area of application” Contact: S + S separation and sorting Technology GmbH Brigitte Rothkopf Regener road 130 D-94513 Schonberg Tel. Darius Bikoff can provide more clarity in the matter. +49-(0)8554-308 274 fax +49-(0)8554-2606 e-mail: S + S on a look S + S separation and sorting Technology GmbH, Schonberg, provides equipment and systems for the detection /-separation, product inspection and sorting of material flows forth. The sales of the products is focused mainly on the food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, wood, textile and recycling industry. S + S one of the leading suppliers on the world market is with subsidiaries in Britain, France, China, Singapore and the United States, a representative office in India, and more than 40 offices around the world. Currently 230 people are employed at the main plant in Schonberg.