ATEX (Atmosphères Explosibles) certification is essential for industries with explosive atmospheres. Applied mainly in European countries, such as Oil&Gas facilities, chemical plants, refineries, and mining operations, ATEX certification minimizes the risk of explosions, fires, or other incidents. Using ATEX-certified sensors ensures safety and improves efficiency in demanding environments.
IECEx (International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres) is globally recognized, providing a certification scheme for equipment used in explosive atmospheres. It offers a specific process and framework for manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with IEC standards.
UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) certification is mandatory for products entering the UK market. It ensures that industrial wireless sensors meet necessary safety, performance, and quality criteria, providing assurance to manufacturers and end-users.
HAZLOC NEC/CEC – MET (MET Laboratories) certifications ensure compliance with safety standards in North America. UL/MET-certified sensors allow companies in the United States and Canada to meet regulatory requirements, protecting personnel and assets.
CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certification is specifically designed for products distributed and used in Canada, ensures that industrial wireless sensors meet Canadian safety standards. This process provides peace of mind to industries by meeting stringent safety requirements, improving operational efficiency, and facilitating market access within Canada.
<p “padding-20-bottom”> 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). It verifies adherence to relevant safety and technical standards.
This information serves as a general reference. For detailed 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. Also, consult 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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