Enhancing safety & compliance Part 1: Guidance to certifications requirement for hazardous area

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Safety and compliance are paramount in today’s industrial landscape, particularly in harsh industries such as Oil&Gas, Mining, Biogas, Hydrogen, and more. Industrial wireless sensors play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and secure operation of their industrial processes. In order to ensure their reliability and compliance, these sensors must go through certification processes that adhere to strict safety requirements, which is what SENSAiO is precisely about! In this article, we will explore some key certifications and highlight their significance and advantages beyond compliance.

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ATEX (Atmosphères Explosibles) certification is essential for industries where explosive atmospheres may be present. ATEX certification is mainly applied in European countries where explosive atmospheres may occur, such as Oil&Gas facilities, chemical plants, refineries, and mining operations, not to mention many more applications. By obtaining ATEX certification, companies can significantly minimize the risk of explosions, fires, or other hazardous incidents. By using ATEX-certified sensors, you can ensure the safety of people and equipment while also improving efficiency by allowing wireless technology to be used in demanding environments.

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IECEx (International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres) is a globally recognized standard for equipment used in explosive environments. It is a certification scheme developed by the IEC specifically for equipment used in explosive atmospheres. In essence, IECEx is a subset or application of the broader IEC standards. It provides a specific certification process and framework for manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with IEC standards for equipment used in explosive atmospheres.

ukca certification united kingdom uk

UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) certification is mandatory for products entering the UK market. UKCA certification ensures that industrial wireless sensors meet the necessary safety, performance, and quality criteria, providing assurance to manufacturers and end-users regarding the reliability and compliance of these essential devices.

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EAC (Eurasian Conformity) certification is required for industries operating within the Eurasian Customs Union, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan. Obtaining this certification indicates that the wireless sensors conform to the safety and quality standards, making it easier to conduct trade and gain market access in these countries.

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HAZLOC NEC/CEC – MET (MET Laboratories) certifications ensure compliance with safety standards in North America. By utilizing UL/MET-certified sensors, companies operating in the United States and Canada can be confident in their safety measures, meet regulatory requirements, and protect personnel and assets from potential hazards.

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CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certification is specifically designed for products distributed and used in Canada. This process ensures that industrial wireless sensors meet Canadian safety standards and are reliable and suitable for use in the market. CSA-certified sensors provide peace of mind to industries by meeting stringent safety requirements, improving operational efficiency, and facilitating market access within Canada.

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INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology) certification is required for products sold in Brazil. It guarantees compliance with Brazilian safety and performance standards, assuring the reliability of industrial wireless sensors. INMETRO-certified sensors enable companies to enter the Brazilian market, demonstrating their commitment to safety and compliance.

sni certification indonesia

SNI (Standard Nasional Indonesia) certification verifies that industrial wireless sensors comply with Indonesian safety and quality standards, ensuring their suitability for the Indonesian market. By obtaining SNI certification, manufacturers can showcase their compliance with Indonesia’s regulatory framework, which can help them broaden their business opportunities in the country’s industries.

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PESO (Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization) certification is mandatory in India. It ensures compliance with safety standards set by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization. In India, all products that need IECEx or ATEX certification also need PESO registration.

kcs certification logo korea

KCS (Korea Certification) is required for products sold in South Korea. It validates compliance with safety and quality standards established by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).

ecas certification logo uae

ECAS (Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme – UAE) certification is necessary for entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ECAS certification verifies adherence to relevant safety and technical standards.

ccc certification logo china

CCC (China Compulsory Certification – China) is compulsory for industrial wireless sensors in China. Regulated by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA), it ensures compliance with national safety and quality standards. Manufacturers aiming to enter the Chinese market must acquire CCC certification.

When it comes to industrial wireless sensors, safety and compliance certifications are vital to ensure the smooth and secure operation of harsh industries such as energy or manufacturing. Using SENSA.iO provides several benefits that go beyond just meeting compliance requirements, including enhanced workplace safety, improved operational efficiency, expanded market access, and increased global competitiveness. Industries can prioritize the safety of personnel and assets in challenging environments by opting for certified wireless sensors. This way, you can adopt wireless technology with confidence.

Important Notice

The following information should only be used as a general reference. For more detailed information concerning hazardous location definitions and equipment installation requirements, refer to the current edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC), Chapter 5 Articles 500 through 516, available from the National Fire Protection Association, or the current version of the Canadian Electrical (CE) Code, Part 1 Section 18, available from the Canadian Standards Association, and the 94/9/EC ATEX Directive from the European Commission.

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