ATEX and IECEx Certifications
Combustible dusts and flammable gases, mists or vapors can all contribute to potentially explosive atmospheres in the workplace. For this reason, equipment and systems that are used within or in conjunction with these environments must conform to specific safety requirements. These requirements apply to all explosion-proof equipment and systems including safety, control and regulation devices, and protective components, equipment and systems.
Companies that manufacture explosion-proof equipment and systems for the global market must conform to applicable standards. For international trade, vital requirements are provided by the ATEX Directive and the IECEx system:
What is China Ex CCC - As of October 2020, 17 types Explosion Proof Electrical Products manufactured for sale on the Chinese market must be certified according to the Compulsory Certification Rules for Explosion-protected Electrical Equipment scheme (China Ex CCC), irrespective of their origin. Before this date, products that already had an international Ex certification were subject to an exemption regulation regarding CCC. This exemption is now obsolete and the CCC Ex certification scheme has become mandatory for a range of Ex products. The new implementation rule CNCA-C23-01:2019 regulates which product groups will be subject to CCC going forward. For the Explosion Proof Electrical Products that are not in the China Ex CCC scope, the manufacturer can also apply for a China GB Ex certificate which is voluntary.
TÜV SÜD has a wide range of GMA solutions for Explosion Protection (Global Market Access). We are experienced in managing global compliance for Explosion Proof products. Our experts will provide guidance on the compliance requirements and approval strategy for each certification scheme:
TÜV SÜD offers a wide range of services to ensure the safety of your product, as well as conformance to relevant industry requirements. We can support all your requirements throughout the design, construction and installation of your explosion-proof equipment, machinery and systems.
As a Notified Body, TÜV SÜD offers
As an IECEx Certification Body, our experts
Our state-of-the-art laboratories are fully equipped to carry out a range of tests for
Extensive industry experience: Backed by decades of industry partnerships and projects, our experts have deep knowledge across key industries and technologies. In addition, our internal quality systems and comprehensive advanced training measures guarantee that our experts always apply the most current knowledge and insights to minimise risk for your business.
Testing, audit and certification expertise: TÜV SÜD specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services. Our experts actively participate in international advisory bodies and standardization committees to ensure that our assessment criteria are based on the latest developments.
Holistic approach:To ensure consistently high service, we assign a dedicated contact person to project manage all your testing and certification requirements. Our holistic approach achieves the shortest lead times in the industry to save you money at the testing stage and give your business the competitive edge.
Globally recognized brand: Our industry leading expertise underpins the wide public awareness and first-class international reputation of the TÜV SÜD brand. Beyond confirming the safety of your explosion proof equipment and systems, our test reports and certificates meet with the highest level of acceptance by authorities and consumers in the EU and around the world to make your product more marketable.