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
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 EN13980).
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
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
We have set-up arrangements with NRTL's (Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory) for acceptance of our Test