Semi-Hermetic Compressors HG ATEX Compressors

GEA is the first European manufacturer to offer semi-hermetic compressors certified according to ATEX machine category 2 (zone 1+2). In 2014, GEA also included compressors certified according to ATEX machine category 3 (zone 2) in its program. Within the European Union, electrical and mechanical machinery operated in explosive atmospheres must comply with the so-called ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosibles) conditions. All ATEX compressors are also approved for operation with the current hydrocarbons. The models in the HG Series are the basic compressors for ATEX versions.

ATEX Classification

  • European explosion protection marking as per directive 94/9/EG
  • Machine group II
  • Categorie 2 > zone 1+2 for use in explosive atmosphere caused by gas
  • Categorie 3 > zone 2 for use in explosive atmosphere caused by gas 
  • Ignition source monitoring
  • Explosion sub-group IIC or IIB
  • Compressor rated for temperature class T3 (max. 200°C)

 

More information about the HG ATEX compressors (e.g. technical/performance data, drawings, spare part lists, operating limits) can be found in the compressor selection tool VAP via the following link: VAP compressor selection HG ATEX compressors