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ATEX compliance - Ready to react to explosive environments

22 November 2010

The potential for explosive atmospheres can be found in a wide variety of mainly industrial locations such as mines, factories, mills, agricultural silos, oil and gas platforms, water and other chemical processing environments. Read More

ATEX compliance - Ready to react to explosive environments
ATEX compliance - Ready to react to explosive environments

The equipment that is used in these environments must be able to perform safely without adversely reacting to its environment. These include:

  • Equipment and protective systems for use within potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Devices for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres, but which are required for, or contribute to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems located inside such atmospheres and components relating to the above.

There are many different types of product intended for use in such areas, including control equipment and sensors, transformers, fans, pumps, compressors, fork lift trucks, and lighting.
As a manufacturer of products intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, you must ensure that it will not cause an explosion during routine operation. Demonstrating compliance with the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC will provide assurance of product safety.

To sell these products in the EU it is mandatory for them to bear the Distinctive Community Mark and CE marking. ATEX is often specified in contracts for countries outside of Europe.

Why choose BSI as your Notified Body for ATEX?

  • BSI can help you manage your risk by providing the following benefits:
  • Experience - BSI is one of the world’s most respected and comprehensive Notified Bodies with unrivalled expertise and experience in helping its customers through these often complex processes.
  • Accessible & ready – our dedicated ATEX team are ready and waiting to help you comply with this complex Directive
  • Speed to market – our specialist expertise means that BSI can deliver one of the fastest speed-to-market services available giving you the advantage and head start over your competitors.
  • Access to markets - as a global organisation, BSI can help you gain access to markets and business streams around the world through its network of over 50 global offices and 120 international markets.
  • Reputation and respect – certification and assurance provided  by a respected, independent, third-party, Notified Body that a product or service conforms to the requirements of the Directive.
  • Credibility - BSI in partnership TRaC for the testing facility - is a highly-regarded and authoritative combination that lends credibility to any report in addition to having UKAS accreditation.
  • IECEx accreditation – BSI’s UKAS accredited testing partner TRaC is a Certification Body and Test Laborotory listed under the IECEx scheme that aims to eliminate multiple national certification requirements. The IECEx scheme permits BSI and TRaC to issue IECEx certification which is accepted as the basis for national approval in any of the participating countries: customers can reduce costs and time-to-market using this service to obtain Certificates of Conformity.

For more information please call us on 08450 765 606 or e-mail testing.services@bsigroup.com


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