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  • Shedding light on LED luminaires

    20 October 2016

    IECEx held both technical and organisational meetings in South Africa at the start of September. In his article published in the October edition of HazardEx, the IECEx Management Committee chairman, Thorsten Arnhold, covered a number of the organisational issues that were discussed. So I will deal with one of the technical issues that generated a lot of discussion....

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  • IECEx: The ‘Big Five’ success factors

    15 September 2016

    The annual meeting of the IECEx Management Committee and the series of meetings of different scheme committees and working groups have just ended. This year the host has been the South African National Committee and the location was Umhlanga, which is very close to Durban at the coast of the Indian Ocean....

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  • ‘Business as usual’ after Brexit

    15 August 2016

    Thorsten Arnhold, chair of the IECEx System, gave a very fair summary in his article last month of why the international acceptance of IECEx Certification should transcend any issues related to ATEX that might arise as a result of the vote in the UK to leave the European Union. I fully support everything he said....

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  • Brexit and the hazardous area market

    15 July 2016

    In these days it is almost impossible to write a column in an international magazine published in London without a reflection about Brexit. For me as a German European with a wife from a Baltic country and with two adult daughters, one of them living and working in London, this event has a special relevance for our private lives. But also our business lives will be affected by the vote of the British people to leave the EU....

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  • Down to the wire on directive changes

    20 June 2016

    The transition between the old ATEX Directive 94/9/EC and the new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU did not go as expected.  All the UK bodies involved in ATEX had understood that notification to the new directive would occur in time to issue certificates to the new directive on its first day of applicability: April 20....

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IECEx: Ensuring global quality control and consistency 16 June 2016

The heart of the IECEx system is the certified equipment scheme. With more than 22,000 Certificates of Conformity (CoC) and almost the same number of Ex Test Reports (ExTR), the IECEx certified equipment scheme together with the European ATEX directive are the two dominant certification schemes for explosion protected equipment in the world. ...

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When the world converged on Windsor: the IEC TC31 CAG meetings 11 May 2016

Over two weeks in March, many of the maintenance teams and working groups of the IEC TC 31 committee met at the BSI offices in Chiswick, West London, and the FM Global offices in Windsor, culminating in the Chairman’s Advisory Group (CAG) on the final two days....

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IECEx: a view from the chair (11) 21 March 2016

On a visit to Japan, IECEx chairman Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold considers the impressive performance of the country's bullet trains and compares them to the IECEx system which he thinks has similar strengths, most notably the focus on staff competence. ...

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New standards for Non-Electrical Equipment 22 February 2016

SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE, chairman of BSI Committee EXL/31, Cenelec TC31 and the IECEx Service Facility Certification Committee, looks at the work of International Standards Committee SC31M which is relevant to manufacturers of non-electrical equipment and which will affect both ATEX and IECEx certification. ...

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IECEx: a view from the chair (10) 03 February 2016

IECEx chairman Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold says one of the unique benefits of the IECEx system is the worldwide 24/7 availability of IECEx Certificates of Conformity.  Here, he explains how the system works....

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