- Designed to meet ATEX class 1/21 and 2 / 22
- The first battery management system for ATEX on the market
- Encapsulated for reducing risks within explosive atmospheres
- The most powerful battery management system on the market
Some facts about ATEX
ATEX is an abbreviation for "ATmosphere EXplosible".
The ATEX directives describe a binding catalogue of measures to either prevent the formation of an explosive atmosphere (which is not always possible with special systems due to operational reasons) or, if such an atmosphere has formed, to avoid the necessary ignition energy.
The following are classifications for zones that can produce explosive atmospheres
ATEX Zone 0-2 for
Gas, Vapor and Mist
The following zones are each defined as a place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air or dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapour, or mist... Typical examples are fuel tanks and refuelling nozzles, platforms for transporting gas and oil, but sewage treatment plants can also form flammable gases during operation.
- Zone 0: There is a continuous presence or for long periods or frequently.
- Zone 1: likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
- Zone 2: not likely to occur in normal operation, and if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.
ATEX Zone 20-22 for
Dust and Particle Fibres
These are defined as a place in which an explosive atmosphere is in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in the air... Typical examples are millstones and mills, silos, transfer and filling stations for flour or lime, etc.
- Zone 20: There is a continuous presence or for long periods or frequently.
- Zone 21: likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
- Zone 22: not likely to occur in normal operation, and if it does occur, will persist for a short period only.
ATEX enclosed BACS is designed to manage batteries within these zones!
In principle, all you need are some basic tools like a screwdriver, a wrench and, if necessary, some crimping tools and cutter to carry out a complex ATEX - protected BACS installation*.
Well-Known Configuration Interface
Unlike other vendors, the GENEREX BACS is designed as an intuitive and flexible long-term configuration interface with well-known elements. Once you are familiar with one GENEREX product, you are capable to configure a BACS ATEX- System*, too!
Powerful Remote Monitoring
Essential for ATEX Environments: You need to carry out configuration and monitoring work, but you are not allowed to enter the ATEX zone because of explosive atmospheric conditions - BACS will allow you to carry out most of the monitoring and observation work at any time from a well-protected place.
With ATEX BACS, a battery driven emergency power solution can now be operated with ATEX Zone 1 / 21 and 2 /22.
BACS will not only protect your batteries, it will also the most capable management system on the market to prevent thermal runaways - A significant advantage when batteries must be installed within an ATEX environment.
* Take care for the ATEX guidelines when carrying out installation and maintenance work - ATEX trained staff is required to do this task.