ATEX Compliance for Aerospace

ATEX Compliance for Aerospace

If you’d like to learn about ATEX compliance for aerospace weighing, you’ve come to the right place.

A lead developer of propellants for the aerospace industry decided to partner with Minebea Intec to ensure that its manual batching instrumentation complies with the new ATEX standards. If you’d like to learn about ATEX compliance for aerospace weighing, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn more!

Key Facts

Avio’s manual batching equipment is needed to work with the European ATEX directive in spaces with an explosive atmosphere. While ATEX standards were updated, Minebea Intec provided innovative parts for the manual batching system.

Application and Products Used

Minebea Intec provided two ATEX-certified platform scales, weight indicators, and an extra controller for the safe zone operated by bespoken customized software solutions. Some of the products used are weighing platforms from Combic, remote displays PR 5110, weight controller from Maxxis 5, and interfaces PR 1625/Pr 1626.

Customer Benefits

Compliance with newer ATEX standards is essential. Resolutions of 15.000 d and 30.000 d, plus weighing ranges of 3.000 kg and 200 g and 60 kg or 2 g. There is also a high connectivity with existing systems, which is crucial for the process.

Implementation and Project Goals

As a producer of propellants in the aerospace industry, Avio must comply with the ATEX safety and health standards for electrical and mechanical equipment working in environments with explosive atmospheres. The ATEX directive does have a detailed risk-based classification for workspaces and covers the explosions from solid dust and gases. Following a routine internal audit, it was discovered that the manual batching instrumentation used needed to be more compliant with the newly updated requirements. Avio decided to work with Minebea Intec to supply a mixing system for rocket fuel. Therefore, it approached them again for a weighing solution suitable for ATEX zone 1, the workspace with the second highest risk of explosions. Minebea Intec was picked for its ability to provide new equipment and a total solution comprising both software and hardware.

To learn more about these solutions and how they help with aerospace weighing, visit the Scale People today!


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