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Complying with Requirements for Hazardous Atmospheres

How can you protect employees and property from the risk of explosion in areas with an explosive atmosphere?

Explosions can cause loss of life, serious injury and significant damage to property. Preventing the release of dangerous substances that can create an explosive atmosphere, as well as preventing ignition are the primary ways to reduce risk. Achieving certification for equipment can significantly reduce the risks.

ATEX and IECEx product certification for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres

ATEX and IECEx product certification for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres reduces the risk of an incident. We can support an organisation’s compliance with the following certification schemes:

  • ATEX: a European legal framework that manufacturers must follow in order to sell equipment intended for use in areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere
  • IECEx: a system used to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety

IECEx certification is the platform for accessing global markets as well as forming the basis of ATEX certification if the equipment is to be sold in Europe.

  • DSEAR: is concerned with the protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events, arising from the use of dangerous substances. Owners of sites where explosive atmospheres may occur have legal obligations, including maintaining a Risk Assessment document for the whole plant

Research work into explosions in hazardous atmospheres has been carried out at our Buxton site since the 1920s. SGS Baseefa is one of the largest organisations in the world with a laboratory dedicated to certification in this area and a world leader in the field. Beyond certification we also provide an accessible yet authoritative source of expertise in many related areas. With extensive experience and knowledge of the application of industry standards in many areas we actively participate in committees formulating standards both at European and international level.

Through our global network we can offer a truly worldwide service to you, wherever you may be, providing documentation to support your sales throughout the world and to give your customers confidence in the products you sell. 

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