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Overview of our IECEx certification process

IECEx Certification for Products, IECEx CoPC (IECEx Training & Assessment / Certification)

We work with approved test laboratory and certification body within the IECEx Certified Equipment, Certified Service Facilities, Personnel Competency and Recognized Training Provider programs.

Certification process services include:

Ex Marking certification – We can help you identify applicable requirements and assemble a technical file in accordance with the system guidelines.

Unit Verification – The Unit Verification Service provides certification for customized equipment that is intended to be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

Quality audits – The system requires a quality assurance process and procedure to be in place to ensure continued compliance of certified products.

Repair facility certification – We work with only approved bodies and can certify facilities and their associated personnel that intend to repair existing certified products per IEC 60079-19.

Personnel competency – We work with only approved Certification Body (ExCB) for the 05 Scheme for Units Ex 000, Ex 001, Ex 003, Ex 004, Ex 006, Ex 007, Ex 008 and Ex 009 and can issue both Ex Facility Orientation Certificates and Certificates of Personnel Competence (CoPC).

Recognized training provider – We work with only approved & recognized training provider

What is IECEx?

IECEx is the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres. It uses quality assessment specifications that are based on International Standards prepared by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

IECEx Product Certification Scheme

The IECEx System is an international certification scheme operated by the IEC which manufacturers can use as a basis of demonstrating third-party conformity assessment to recognized international standards.

A number of international markets accept an IECEx Certificate of Conformity for market access directly and in others it can be used to demonstrate that the product complies with international standards in support of local certification.

Technical Requirements

For both experienced equipment manufacturers and new entrants to this sector the conformity assessment route and process can be complex.

Hazardous Areas (Potentially Explosive Atmospheres) are defined in terms of Zones and Safe Areas under relevant IEC (for IECEx) and EN (for ATEX) standards depending on the expected frequency and duration of an explosive atmosphere being present.

In addition to Zones, Hazardous Areas are further subdivided by Gas or Dust Groups depending on the explosion properties of the gas or dust and Temperature Classes depending on the auto-ignition temperature of the explosive atmosphere.

Equipment for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres is specified by an Equipment Category (ATEX) or an Equipment Protection Level or EPL (IECEx) which defines the level of safety of the equipment and the zone in which it is suitable for use.