Spreenauten GmbH - Your partner for ATEX radio equipment (DMR / TETRA)
The implementation of "Mission Critical" communication in explosive environments has been one of our business focuses since 1999. In addition to the sale and rental of ATEX (explosion-proof) TETRA and DMR radios, we naturally also offer the planning & implementation of high-performance radio cells for radio coverage of explosion-hazardous facilities (indoor & outdoor). Our business partners, which in the industrial ATEX sector include the VOLKSWAGEN Group, BASF and also numerous special service providers (e.g. in the field of pipeline construction), appreciate our extensive rental park and our professional expertise.
We also specialise in ATEX radios from Motorola (DMR / TETRA), Hytera (DMR / TETRA) and Sepura (TETRA).
ATEX - a short introduction to the ATEX standard
ATEX is the short form of "ATmosphères EXplosibles" and generally describes a European directive for explosion protection. This directive has been around for a relatively long time (since 1994) and we sold and rented the first ATEX Motorola radios as early as 1999. Previously, explosion-protected radios were usually marked "intrinsically safe" and identified by the abbreviation "Ex". This designation is still used today for some brands. In the field of radio technology, ATEX radios are mostly hand-held radios that fall under Equipment Group II (equipment for use in potentially explosive dust and gas atmospheres) and/or Equipment Group III (equipment for use in potentially explosive dust atmospheres). These ATEX groups are then further subdivided into categories. They either reflect the intensity of use of the explosion-proof radio equipment or specify the environment in which radio equipment, batteries and headsets are to be used.
The ATEX radio equipment group II (radio equipment for use in potentially explosive dust and gas atmospheres) is divided into category 1 (continuous, frequent or for long periods of time), category 2 (occasional) and category 3 (rare and short-term). The requirements for explosion protection move in parallel: Category 1 (very high safety), Category 2 (high safety) and Category 3 (normal safety).
We would be pleased to advise you in detail about ATEX radio technology, protection classes and everything to do with ATEX radio equipment. The ATEX team of Spreenauten GmbH will be happy to assist you at any time. If you would like to read up on the subject beforehand, our ATEX radio technology white papers and the Wikipedia entry on ATEX are highly recommended. The latter can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATEX_directive
ATEX radio technology - Our references & scenarios
Started with the automotive industry and here mainly in the field of ATEX radios for the paint shop, we now supply almost worldwide
- Chemical Works
- Pipeline constructor
- Hospitals at work with oxygen
- ... and especially oil platforms
with explosion-proof radio equipment (TETRA and DMR). We develop individual risk scenarios with our customers. The ATEX radio technology is then based on these. If desired, we also establish mandatory processes on site to ensure maximum explosion protection.
In this context, we are also happy to train your employees in the handling (communication, charging process etc.) of ATEX radio equipment.
References and anonymised example scenarios, based on over 20 years of experience in the ATEX area, we will be happy to name on request.