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Don’t spend too much time and money on hazardous location certification!

Certification by an impartial third-party or certification agency is an attestation that relevant safety and performance standards have...
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Class/ Division and Zone Ex Markings for Hazardous Locations in North America

Electrical equipment must carry the official mark or label of an accredited certifying agency, which indicates that the...
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Certifications of North American Products for Dust Explosive Atmospheres

What is a “Dust Explosive Atmosphere”? Dust explosive atmospheres are locations that are hazardous due to the presence...
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The Need for IECEx, ATEX and North American Certifications of Non-electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres

It is well known that electrical equipment that is to be installed where there is a source of...
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ATEX Certification and CE Marking for Ex-Products

What is the ATEX Directive? ATEX is an acronym for ATmosphères EXplosibles, a regulatory framework for the manufacture,...
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Getting an IECEx Equipment Certificate of Conformity (IECEx CoC)

Based on the Zone system of classification, IECEx Certification is one part of the IEC system available to...
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Getting IECEx Zone 2 Certified Products into the North American Market

Electrical equipment to be used in a hazardous location (“Ex”) must be designed so that there are no...
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Should an Ex nA marking on your product be changed to Ex ec?

When Standards change, manufacturers should be aware of the changes and should update their certifications accordingly.  A relatively...
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Grounding of Metal Explosion-proof & Dust-tight Enclosures in Hazardous Areas

Grounding or earthing is necessary for electrical safety in non-hazardous locations as well as in hazardous locations. Grounding...
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Hazloc Certification Acronyms

Certification by an impartial third-party or certification agency is an attestation that relevant safety and performance standards have...

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