ATEX DIRECTIVE (94/9/EC)
Let us help you determine the best approach for obtaining approvals. Once
this is determined, we can review your product against the appropriate standards
and provide you with specific guidance on the changes that would need to be made
before the product could be Certified.
EC-Type Test Approvals
We work directly with the ATEX Notified Body and they will accept the
evaluation and testing that we conduct. We are also able to conduct most (if not
all) of the required testing at our facilities. For unique tests that our
outside our scope, we are able to seamlessly coordinate these tests with
laboratories in our network here in the United States in the United Kingdom.
With our working arrangements with these test labs, you will not need to wait in
a queue. Your project will be put in their schedule immediately.
As an additional requirement, the ATEX Directive requires a Quality Audit for
ATEX EC-Type Test Certified products. This is audit is similar to an ISO9001
audit. However, it contains some ATEX specific requirements (outlined in
Most agencies need to bring auditors from overseas to conduct these audit.
However, with North American Enterprises, there is no need to fly someone over
from Europe. This can be done by our staff here in the United States.
UNITED STATES APPROVALS
If you need approvals on your product for the United States, we can help you
with these. Our staff has extensive experience on North American protection
concepts as well. And if you are having your product evaluated for Europe, we
can help you decide if you can utilize a harmonized standard to save you even
more time and money.