IECEx Certification Scheme Testing & Inspection

Bring safety to an explosive atmosphere

Bring safety to an explosive atmosphere

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

Electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment intended for use in potentially hazardous environments must contribute to the overall safety of that environment. The IECEx System is a voluntary compliance system designed to assess and certify multiple aspects of potentially hazardous environments. As not all countries participate in the IECEx scheme, manufacturers must also ensure compliance with country-specific national certification or approval, for those nations which are not part of the scheme.

If you manufacture or utilize equipment or systems for use in explosive atmospheres, you’ll need to provide proof that all required safety and compliance standards have been met. An IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for manufacturers requires the following steps:

  • Test and Assessment Report (ExTR) – Testing that samples are compliant with standards.
  • Quality Assessment Report (QAR)Quality assessment and auditing of manufacturers’ facilities.
  • Ongoing Surveillance – Audits of manufacturers’ facilities.

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme operates an online certificate system. All CoC’s issued are maintained on the IECEx website. This enables full public access for viewing and printing.

For countries that don’t accept the IECEx CoC but require national certification or approval, a fast-track process is available. This can be achieved through TÜV SÜD, who is also an IECEx ExCB, accepting an IECEx ExTR prepared for the equipment to support the national certification. If you’re an Ex equipment manufacturer seeking an IECEx CoC, TÜV SÜD can prepare the ExTR, conduct the QAR and issue the CoC.

Countries participating in the IECEx Certification Scheme are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Our Services

  • IECEx Compliance Testing – Our global explosion protection laboratory network delivers a wide range of testing and certification services, including training (independent and separated from auditing) for the selection, design, inspection, installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul, and reclamation of equipment.
  • Quality Assessment and Management Systems Requirements – Ongoing surveillance of your production process, helping you to ensure the fulfillment of quality and safety aspects of the international standard ISO IEC 80079-34.
  • IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies (CoPC) Scheme – International scheme aimed at providing personnel with a worldwide recognized certificate. Covering areas of design, area classification, selection, installation, maintenance, inspection, audit, overhaul, and repair of Ex equipment.
  • ATEX Testing and Certification – In addition to IECEx certification, we also offer ATEX testing and certification under Directive 2014/34/EU.
  • INMETRO Explosion Atmosphere (INMEx) Certification – We help manufacturers throughout the certification process so that they can achieve INMEx certification (INMETRO certification for explosive atmospheres).

Benefit Your Business

We offer a comprehensive range of testing, inspection and certification services. Benefits to partnering with us include:

  • We give you the competitive edge right from the design stage.
  • We will help minimize business risks and costs.
  • With TÜV SÜD, you receive product certification from a recognized testing body confirming the safety of your machinery or equipment.
  • We have international and local experts in all key markets worldwide.

With TÜV SÜD as your partner, you can be sure your equipment is safe and ready to gain access to international markets around the world.



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