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ATEX—Explosive Atmospheres

Risk Assessment, Control and Compliance

Authors: Jespen, Torben

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  • Maximizes reader insights into assessment, control, and legal compliance with regard to explosive atmospheres in manufacturing environments
  • Provides readers with the knowledge they need to tackle explosive atmospheres (ATEX) situations and liaise with experts in the event of complex or unforeseen ATEX problems
  • Details the different aspects of ATEX and the safety precautions necessary to comply with EU legal requirements
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This book details how safety (i.e. the absence of unacceptable risks) is ensured in areas where potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) can arise. The book also offers readers essential information on how to comply with the newest (April 2016) EU legislation when the presence of ATEX cannot be avoided.

By presenting general guidance on issues arising out of the EU ATEX legislation – especially on zone classification, explosion risk assessment, equipment categorization, Ex-marking and related technical/chemical aspects – the book provides equipment manufacturers, responsible employers, and others with the essential knowledge they need to be able to understand the different – and often complicated – aspects of ATEX and to implement the necessary safety precautions. As such, it represents a valuable resource for all those concerned with maintaining high levels of safety in ATEX environments.

About the authors

Torben Jespen received his Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

He spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor at the DTU’s Institute of Chemical Industry – teaching chemical process and reaction engineering – and 25 years in different positions at the Confederation of Danish Employers, where he provided assistance to Member Organizations and Companies concerning occupational health and safety matters, especially with aspects related to EU legislation.

Torben has over 9 years’ experience as a Technical Adviser at a globally operating Danish engineering company and industrial plant equipment supplier company, and in the course of his 20 years as an advisory expert to the European Commission regarding Product and Workplace health and safety legislation, he served as the chairman of several advisory groups.

He has also held the vice-chair and employer spokesperson positions at the European Agency on Occupational Safety and Health (European OSHA) in Bilbao, Spain, and has been actively involved in several ILO activities, including the elaboration of Conventions, Recommendations and Guidelines, such as those on “occupational safety and health management systems”.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ATEX—Explosive Atmospheres
Book Subtitle
Risk Assessment, Control and Compliance
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31367-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31367-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31366-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81024-9
Series ISSN
1614-7839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 197
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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