IPS Group BV can provide on ex-stock basis a comprehensive range of power, control and instrumentation cable. An in-depth stock of associated installation is also kept.
Aside from our portfolio of conventional cable types, we have invested in an exhaustive range of cables for various applications including flame retardant, fire resistant, low smoke, and zero halogen products. We can also
offer our clients cables designed to meet individual specifications.
Backed by a network of locations in Western Europe, we have the ability to despatch materials, ensuring that the immediate
and ongoing needs of our clients are met-worldwide. All cables and accessories provided by IPS Group BV comply fully with
European, British and International standards.
ATEX Electrical Hazardous Area Equipment
The oil and gas industry has many hazardous working areas where Atex certified equipment has been specified.
The ATEX Directive
The ATEX Directive, derived from the French “ATmospheres EXplosibles” and formerly known as 94/9/EC, contains the ESR (Essential Safety Requirements) to which electrical equipment and protective systems used within potentially explosive atmospheres must conform.
The new ATEX directive currently in place within the European Union was made mandatory on 1st July 2003. Primarily intended for manufacturers of hazardous area equipment for use in the presence of flammable gases, vapors fumes or dust, the new directive requires a quality management system to be implemented. Procedures for the design, manufacture, and verification of products are to be approved by a notified body (i.e. Sira, Baseefa 2000, CESI, Demko, Kema) and all equipment conforming to the new directive will feature Ex and CE marking.
Hazardous areas are classified in zones on the basis of the frequency and duration of the occurrence of an explosive atmosphere caused by gases, vapors, and mists.
The types of equipment that are manufactured for the oil and gas industry for use in Zones 0-22 is vast. IPS GROUP is asked to frequently quote and supply from the following list: