ATEX / HAZLOC Headlamps
In this category, you will find headlamps from Petzl, certified according to ATEX guidelines or HAZLOC, that can be used in explosion-prone areas and withstand the aggressive environmental conditions in risk zones and poorly ventilated spaces.
The term ATEX is derived from the French abbreviation for Atmosphères Explosibles. HAZLOC describes the US certification for hazardous locations (Hazardous Locations). The ATEX directive is a European directive and was originally published in 1994 as directive 94/9/EC, revised in 2014 as 2014/34/EU for harmonisation with the New Legal Framework.
The directive covers devices and protection systems intended for use in explosion-prone areas. ATEX/HAZLOC lights are for use in areas where explosive gases or dusts are present in the air and effective ignition sources are on site - at petrol stations, in paint shops, in production halls or warehouses. The classification is broadly divided into 3 zones, for gases, zone 0 refers to areas where an explosive atmosphere is constantly present, zone 1 occasionally (over 10 and less than 1000 hours / year) and zone 2 only briefly (under 10 hours / year).
For dusts, the classification is made with two-digit numbers, zone 20 in areas of constant dominance, 21 in occasional dominance, and 22 in temporary dominance of an explosive atmosphere. A classification and thus selection of the correct lamp takes into account other parameters such as the industry sector, the type of fuel, the required level of protection, and results in a minimum requirement for the corresponding ATEX category of the device to be used.