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IECEx International Certification Scheme - Explosion Protection

Bring safety to an explosive atmosphere

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 standards have been met. You can provide this proof through the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme.

Why TÜV SÜD?

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. 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.

Our IECEx services:

  • IECEx compliance
  • Quality assessment and management systems requirements
  • IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies (CoPC) Scheme

An IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for manufacturers requires the following steps:

  • Testing and assessment of samples for compliance with standards resulting in a Test and Assessment Report (ExTR). Generally the IEC 60079 series of standards prepared by IEC Technical Committee 31.
  • Assessment and auditing of manufacturers facilities resulting in a Quality Assessment Report (QAR). Similar to the ATEX Directive for the European market, a QAR consists of an ISO 9001 assessment plus an additional assessment according to ISO/IEC 80079-34:2011. (Both audits can be combined in one single combination audit.)
  • Ongoing surveillance audits of manufacturers facilities

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.

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

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.

Our IECEx services

  • IECEx compliance – our global explosion protection laboratory network delivers a wide range of test and certification services, including training for the selection, design, inspection, installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and reclamation of equipment.
  • Quality assessment and management systems requirements – ongoing surveillance of your production processes, 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.

Your benefits at a glance

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

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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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