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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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 (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 (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.
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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