FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TECHNOLOGIES EXPANDS QC CAPABILITIES
TO MEET ATEX DIRECTIVE
Technologies (APT) is a manufacturer of sintered porous metal
products. One unique property
of sintered porous
metal is its
ability to stop
flame propagation during an ignition event such as might occur in a malfunctioning
gas sensor. Because of this property, many components and engineered devices
produced by APT are incorporated into systems as flame arrestors. In most
cases, the buyers of APT’s products are required to have
their finished product tested and approved by testing agencies.
products which will be marketed in Europe will soon be required
to meet the new ATEX Directive (from the French ATmospheres
with a compliance deadline of June 30, 2003, requires all devices sold
within the European Economic Area for explosion-proof applications
to meet the same
stringent set of criteria. This, in turn, means that APT’s porous components
and devices must be certified to meet design specifications per ISO 4003
for porosity and ISO 2738 for density.
response to these new requirements and in support of existing
and potential new customers, APT has invested capital in
new equipment and developed
the testing methods necessary for compliance. As customers develop new
or move to
certify existing products before the deadline, APT is ready to support
the tighter product specifications and certification.
on the ATEX Directive and how APT will assist customers in
complying, please call (860) 408-9793, fax (860) 651-6749 or
email@example.com. Or visit the APT Web site, www.appliedporous.com.