Hazardous-Area Guide: Safety in Hazardous Zones ¦ METTLER TOLEDO

Hazardous-Area Competence:
Safety in Hazardous Zones


Safety is crucial if you operate in potentially explosive environments. Our free guide “Competence for Hazardous-Area Safety” offers you the know-how you need to ensure safety in these sensitive zones.




Weighing equipment intended for use in hazardous areas must comply with extensive regulations, feature approved protection methods and be installed and maintained correctly to ensure safe operations. With our free guide, learn how you can ensure the safety of your workers, plant and products.

Every year in the news there seems to be a major incident resulting from an accident in a hazardous area. Most of these unfortunate incidents could have been prevented with a measure of safety competence, better planning and the right equipment. While well-meaning companies can make mistakes, in hazardous areas, those mistakes can come at a high price. 

Learn to Avoid Safety Incidents

The key to avoiding these safety incidents lies in preparation, regulatory-standards knowledge and careful selection of the right equipment for hazardous-zone operation. Identifying the right equipment that can deliver both workplace safety and accurate measurements can be a challenging task for manufacturers. However, it is essential for a safe and reliable operation that limits potential danger to employees and capital.

Compliant Equipment, Correct Installation

Our guide “Competence for Hazardous-Area Safety” explains how to avoid dangerous situations in hazardous areas with compliant equipment, and it offers a comprehensive explanation of standards and regulations. It also explains how to correctly install and maintain equipment in hazardous areas and offers examples of hazardous-area weighing systems.


Improve your safety competence by reviewing:

Explosion Protection Basics- An explosive atmosphere is a mixture of air and combustible material in form of gases, vapors, mists or dusts. Learn how to avoid sufficient energy output for ignition to avoid dangerous combustion and the chain-reactions they can precipitate.  

International Standards and Regulations - Increasing numbers of accidents in processing industries are highlighting the importance for comprehensive, harmonized safety regulations. Learn about technical approval requirements.

Hazardous-Area Classification - Area classification is the method of analyzing and classifying the environment where explosive atmospheres may occur to facilitate proper electrical equipment selection and allow preparation of safety procedures. Learn the various categorization methods and how to apply them.

Electrical-Equipment Protection - The basic safety concept of ignition protection is to eliminate the simultaneous existence of possible ignition sources. The method of equipment protection will depend on the degree of safety needed for your hazardous area. Equipment markings are also covered so you can identify equipment with appropriate safety features.

Installation and Maintenance - Learn how often your equipment must be inspected to ensure safety in your hazardous area.

Weighing in Hazardous Areas - Weighing is one of the most basic and important process variables in a vast majority of manufacturing processes. However, it can be one of the most challenging parameters to control. Learn the specifics of ensuring accuracy while also ensuring you have competence in safety.


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