A2S, the partner for industry and hazardous areas
Ten years of expertise at your service
A2S (Advanced Safety Solutions) is a French company, created in 2010, which offers ATEX and industrial safety equipment intended for harsh environments or at risk of explosion. It was founded by ATEX protection specialists who have worked in exposed sites around the world.
In a few years, A2S has become a leading supplier. The company offers a full range of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment for onshore and offshore industrial facilities and maritime, road, and rail transportation infrastructure. It has won over a large panel of French and international customers with its reliable products, tailor-made solutions, competitive prices and delivery times.
A2S customers are international, national and regional industrial companies from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa. They specialize in the oil and gas industry, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, but also in the food sector, shipbuilding and the biofuels industry. A2S products are also used in distilleries, sewage treatment plants and water treatment plants.
Update on standards
A2S products meet and exceed the requirements of many global standards, including UL, cUL, IECEx, ATEX, FM, VdS, DNV, INMETRO, CU TR and MED certifications.
The ATEX (ATmospheres EXplosives) regulations apply in France and in all countries of the European Union. It is the result of two European directives on equipment and on worker safety. It sets “essential requirements” for manufacturers of electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres and imposes strict product labeling.
To comply with these regulations, suppliers of products intended to be installed in hazardous areas must issue a declaration of conformity for each order.
IECEx is an international system which certifies the conformity of equipment used in explosive atmospheres. It follows standards laid down by the International Electrotechnical Commission and provides manufacturers with certification of conformity. This is based on evaluation tests and monitoring of the manufacturer’s quality assurance. This system has been adopted or is in the process of being adopted by countries around the world.
There are other standards: American and Canadian UL and CSA standards, the EurAsian Conformity Mark, used in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, INMETRO, in force in Brazil, and PCEC for China.
The strengths of A2S
Expertise & innovation
A2S distinguishes itself from other manufacturers by its global offer, its personalized approach, its reactivity and its flexibility. The company also brings its ATEX and fire expertise and its solutions / systems approach, which specialist distributors do not have.
She is strongly geared towards innovation; it has thus created a subsidiary specializing in the manufacture of explosion-proof protections and has signed representation partnerships with major players in ATEX and fire safety.
A2S is exploring several areas of innovation, including version 4.0 technologies, intelligent lighting, DALI, Emergency, remote power and Internet Protocol (IP) communication solutions.
French roots and global reach
With a strong base in France where it has many customers and partners, A2S has multisectoral references all over the world, and an international network. .
First of all very present in the Middle East for the protection of platforms and refineries, the company quickly expanded and diversified its activities all over the world to meet the protection needs of the industry (chemicals, agro-food, solvents / paintings…), tunnels, mines and the navy.
In a few years A2S has thus become a leading supplier of electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres and difficult industrial environments by offering its services to large groups such as TOTAL, CPECC, VINCI, VIETSOVPETRO, SPIE, SINOPEC, BOUYGUES, PETROFAC, OCP, PETROCHINA, TYCO, CASTEL GROUP, PONTICELLI…
These zones must take into account external parameters (ventilation, openings, heating, etc.) which can modify the extent of the zones. The illustration below shows an example of a hazardous area classification for the unloading station for flammable liquids. The principle is the same for dust, only the zone name changes to 20, 21, 22. Beyond zone 2 or 22, there is no longer any probability of the occurrence of an explosive mixture. Outside the classified area, it is therefore possible to use the industry standard.
The other great strength of A2S is its ability to offer specific personalized and tailor-made solutions for fire safety, lighting, connection and communication and surveillance solutions. The company supports its customers from A to Z in the design of their projects, whatever their complexity.
A2S offers above all service, which involves personalized listening, great responsiveness and pre and post-project support. To best meet the needs of its customers, it performs site audits and demonstrations, and uses several types of tools, including 2D and 3D site modeling, video design, site mapping and site plans. wiring.
In addition to standard products, A2S offers tailor-made products to meet any specific request concerning:
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Distribution panels for lighting or heat tracing circuits, as well as low power motor starters can be made of reinforced polyester thanks to the use of Ex d encapsulated components (circuit breakers, contactors, etc.).
This innovative technology allows quick and easy access to the circuit breakers located under windows and which can be opened under voltage in the dangerous zone (in zone 1 or 2).
Choosing A2S has benefited:
exclusive products, designed by our Design Office and manufactured in Europe or from world famous partner brands.
of products that comply with the latest ATEX directives, specific fire and industrial safety regulations
robust products with a long service life and energy savings.
A team at your service
- A competent team at your service to advise you
- A design office responsible for designing and developing personalized solutions
5 year warranty
In order to guarantee our customers our confidence in the quality of design of the products and systems we offer, A2S undertakes to extend the warranty from 3 to 5 years on a wide selection of references.
This extended warranty up to 5 years offers you peace of mind that matches your investments.
Quality of service
- Availability of the most requested products within 48 hours
- Parcel delivery by Chronopost anywhere in France
- Samples and demo products
- Project management until commissioning for system offers
- Interactive and regularly updated website (product sheet, instructions, etc.)
- ISO 9001 certification of our manufacturing workshop
- Development of specific and tailor-made products
- Study and prototype realization from your specifications