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The right partner for explosive environments

16 July 2010

The comprehensive range of ATEX support and certification services now offered by the British Standards Institution (BSI) means that achieving ATEX compliance – which is mandatory in the EU for products that are intended to be used in explosive atmospheres or Ex compliance via the IECEx scheme for markets outside Europe – no longer needs to be a difficult task.

The right partner for explosive environments
The right partner for explosive environments

BSI, a Notified Body for the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC, offers services that include design advice, pre-assessment of products to ensure that they are ready for full assessment, type testing, certification, and storage of the technical files that hold all of the data used to substantiate conformity claims. At every stage of the certification process, support is readily available from the respected and experienced BSI technical team.
Using the services of BSI for ATEX certification has many benefits. The organisation’s specialist expertise ensures the fastest possible access to market for its clients, as delays and uncertainties are eliminated. To provide the most responsive testing service possible, BSI works in partnership with TRaC (Testing Regulatory and Compliance) Laboratories, the leading British testing, and Approvalscompany.  TRaC’s UKAS accredited ATEX test laboratory combined with BSI’s Notified Body status for ATEX, independent certification integrity and international reputation, guarantees that the service clients receive is delivered  to the highest levels of confidence, recognition and reliability worldwide.
ATEX certification from BSI is the key to world markets. BSI’s partner, TRaC  are members of the IECEx scheme that aims to eliminate multiple national certification requirements.  The IECEx scheme permits BSI and TRaC to issue IECEx certification allowing clients to obtain Certificates of Conformity that are accepted at national level by all participating countries.
Further, as a global organisation, BSI can assist its clients in gaining access to markets and business sectors around the world, through its network of 50 international offices serving 120 international markets.

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