ATEX Certification

What is ATEX Certification ?

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU is one of the important European directive aligned to the New Legislative Framework. It lays down requirements and Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) relating to the design and construction of electrical and non-electrical equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Why ATEX Certification?

Any equipment or protective equipment which is having its own source of ignition and to be used in potentially explosive environment needs ATEX certification. ATEX certification ensures that equipment will work safely in explosive environment without causing any accident if used as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Equipment used in explosive atmosphere within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) must be ATEX certified.

Manufacturer himself, his authorized representative, importer and distributor should ensure that their product meets the essential health and safety requirements and undergo appropriate conformity procedures before exporting equipment or protective system to Europe.

Certification Body

TUV India / TÜV Cyprus can perfrom  ATEX Certification of electrical equipment based on verification of equipment function and safety testing and documentation by manufacturers as per harmonized standards some of which are listed below:

  • EN 60079-0 – General Requirements
  • EN 60079-1 – Flameproof equipment
  • EN 60079-2 – Pressurized equipment
  • EN 60079-6 – Liquid immersion
  • EN 60079-7 – Increased safety
  • EN 60079-11 – Intrinsically safe equipment
  • EN 60079-13 – Equipment protection by pressurized room and artificially ventilated room
  • EN 60079-15 – ‘Non-incendive’ equipment, protection type ‘n’
  • EN 60079-18 – Encapsulation
  • EN 60079-25 – Intrinsically Safe System
  • EN 60079-28 – Optical
  • EN 60079-31 – Dust protected equipment

TUV India can perform ATEX Certification of non-electrical /mechanical equipment and testing as per harmonized standards:

  • EN ISO 80079-36 - General requirements (replaces EN 13463 series)
  • EN ISO 80079-37 - Protection by construction, control of ignition and immersion

TUV India can perform through its European Notified Body for evaluation of product testing, assessment, factory audits in accordance to EN ISO 80079-34, storage of technical file and provides following services as per conformity assessment procedure:

  • Annex III: EU-Type examination
  • Annex IV: Quality assurance of the production process
  • Annex V: Product verification
  • Annex VI: Internal production control plus product testing under supervision  
  • Annex VII: Product quality assurance
  • Annex IX: Unit verification

Who all can avail ATEX Certification?

Manufacturers and exporters may contact TUV India for ATEX certification of Cable glands, Automatic Lubricator, Electric Pumps, Motors, Fans, Blowers, Mechanical Brakes, Gears, Valves, HVAC, Chillers, Storage Cabinets, Junction Boxes, Empty Panels, Plugs & Sockets Outlets, Flame Arrestors, Spark Arresters, Transmitter & Sensors, Barrier/Electronic, Machines and Non Electrical Assembly.

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