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Equipment designed to be capable of functioning in conformity with the operational parameters established by the manufacturer and ensuring a high level of protection Equipment in this category is intended for use in areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by mixtures of air and gases, vapours or mists or by air/dusts mixtures are likely to occur. The means of protection relating to equipment in this category shall ensure the requisite level of protection, even in the event of frequently occurring disturbances or equipment faults which normally have to be taken into account [prEN 13237-1].