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ATEX pumps - Equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

MDM PUMPS LTD specialises in tailor-made hygienic ATEX pumps using components machined from solid stainless steel 316L bar to give smooth, crevice-free internals, fitted with FDA-approved seals and hygienic connections. 

The pumps are built to last, and are widely sought after by the food, brewery, soft drinks, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.

The ATEX directive 2014/34/EU applied from 20/04/16, replacing directive 94/9/EC. It applies to all equipment (both electrical and mechanical) intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Where ATEX is requested our pumps will normally be under Group II, Category 2 or 3.

Group II - Other explosive atmospheres

Category 2 Category 3

G (gas)
(Zone 1)

D (dust)
(Zone 21)

G (gas)
(Zone 2)

D (dust)
(Zone 22)

For equipment providing a high level of protection when used in areas where an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur

For equipment providing a normal level of protection when used in areas where an explosive atmosphere is less likely to occur

Assessment: Internal control of production and send a dossier to a Notified body

Assessment:  Internal control of production


In addition to the standards used to comply with the Machinery Directive, the ATEX pumps have been designed and manufactured in accordance with the following transposed harmonised European standards:

BS EN 13463-1:2009, Non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, Part 1: Basic method and requirements.

BS EN 13463-5:2011, Non-electrical equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, Part 5: Protection by constructional safety 'c'.

Our ATEX pumps fully comply with the directive, and will be supplied with:

ATEX complaint motor

ATEX label

ATEX certificates of conformity, and

ATEX instruction manual (issue 6: 04/16)

The ATEX technical dossier (AT01) has been filed with Baseefa (2001) Ltd in Buxton, Derbyshire.