29 March 2019

Privacy Policy

BME Nitech is committed to protecting the privacy of our website users. In accordance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998 any collected information about you will be used lawfully.

Information is only collected from you when you choose to fill out one of our ‘Contact Forms’ where you are required to provide:

  • A contact name
  • An e-mail address

The information is only used for processing an order, a quote, a request or answering a query posed in the ‘Contact Forms’ We will not e-mail you in the future unless to follow up on the ‘Contact Form’ request. You will not receive any marketing e-mails from us or from any associated trader. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your consent. Any information held will be accurate and up to date. You can contact us at any time by e-mail or phone call to check the information that is held on you. Should you find that the information held on you is incorrect, we will delete or correct this swiftly.

In addition to the disclosure of information we may need to disclose the following information in the following circumstances:

  • Where a country’s legal system requires us to disclose your personal information.
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

We will take the utmost precaution to present the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of the information provided by you. All information provided from you is held on secure servers and any electronic transactions you make or receive are encrypted.


Cookies are used on this website. Some of the services we use set cookies to allow us to gather anonymous data about your usage of our website.

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser and stored in the browser.  The file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page form the server.  This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The information we obtain from the cookie could be used to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you.

Browsers usually will allow you to refuse cookies but this could have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

06 March 2019


06 March 2019


06 March 2019

Industrial Lighting and Hazardous Area Lighting Products

Our product range includes rechargeable, portable lighting which can be carried easily and temporary lighting, ideal for harsh environments such as shipyards, construction sites or offshore installations. We manufacture powerful, long lasting, LED and CFL lights and our ATEX and IECEx certified lights are suitable for hazardous locations and potentially explosive atmospheres.

06 March 2019

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EX Certifications

The manufacture and sale of mechanical and electrical equipment intended to be used within potentially explosive atmospheres is governed in Europe by the ATEX directive 2014/34/EU. This does not just govern the relevant standards for the protection concepts and labelling applied to the equipment but to the quality management system additions that must on place on top of an ISO quality management system. ATEX certificates issued for equipment demonstrate an evaluation and testing process that has been carried out by a third party certification body. This is mandatory for all EX electrical equipment in Zones 0, I and II and non-electrical equipment intended for Zone 0 use. Non-electrical equipment for Zone II can be self-declared against the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and for Zone I this will require the documentation to be held on-file at a notified body.

Outwith Europe, the IECEx certification scheme is harmonising with the standards laid out by the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU to create an internationally recognised and accepted certification mark. Equipment certified under this scheme can be manufactured and sold on the global market without the requirement for multiple approvals (i.e. GOST, INMETRO).

It is critical to understand the marking applied to EX equipment. The marking is split into three sections:

For this example the proposed marking on the Guardian Zone I CFL will be used.

Ex II 2 GD

This defines the equipment’s area of use where, II is the equipment group, 2 is the category for where the product can be used, GD is to signify the atmosphere of approval (G = Gas, D = Dust).

Ex eb ib mb IIC T4 Gb

This is the certification for gas atmospheres where, eb ib mb are the protection concepts applied, IIC is the gas group and T4 is the temperature classification of the equipment. Gb is the equipment protection level.

Ex ib mb tb IIIC T135 Db IP66/67 -20°C to +40°C

This is the certification for dust atmospheres where, ib mb tb are the protection concepts applied, IIIC is the dust group, T135 is the maximum surface temperature, IP66/67 is the ingress protection rating and the -20°C to +40°C is the ambient temperature that the equipment can be used in.

The downloadable Hazardous Area Guide provides details on the requirements, standards and approval strategy for equipment intended for a potentially explosive atmosphere. The guide also serves as an aid to where certain equipment can be used by cross referencing against the marks applied to approved equipment.

For further information on the ATEX directive 2014/34/EU on equipment and protective systems intended for explosive atmospheres, you can download this from the European Commission.

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