Mettler Toledo presents a new white paper that provides insight into hazardous area regulations, making it easier for companies to apply current standards when choosing or manufacturing equipment for operation in potentially explosive environments.
The increasing number of processing industry accidents globally highlights the importance of safety standards and safe-equipment design. Mettler Toledo’s white paper, ‘Competency is Key: Hazardous Area Regulations and Standards’ will help readers apply global, European, U.S./Canadian and several sets of regional regulations when choosing or manufacturing weighing equipment.
Companies that operate in hazardous areas are responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Critical comparisons of current standards will help enhance understanding of hazardous-area requirements and avoid the dangerous and sometimes expensive consequences of operating non-compliant equipment. The white paper provides better understanding of choosing weighing equipment designed for safe use in hazardous manufacturing and processing environments.
The white paper covers equipment manufacturer and employer obligations; ATEX, IECEx, and FM guidelines; and safety issues specific to weighing technology to help enhance assessment of this equipment, which is commonly used in industrial processing.