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Helping you meet compliance and certification

Services We Provide

The key to achieving the required certifications quickly is being fully prepared - knowing what information is required and having a clear plan to proceed through the certification approval steps.

Hazcon Inc. provides comprehensive services at each stage of the certification process:

 

Determining Certifications to be Achieved

  • Explore the market for your product
  • Compare certifications available globally (North American (US/CA) Zone and Class/division, IECEx, ATEX, and UKCA)
  • Explore the cost/benefits of multiple certifications

 

Interpreting Applicable Standards

  • Identify the Standards that apply to your chosen certification (North American or international)
  • Interpret the Standards that apply to the hazardous locations in which your product will be installed and used

 

Determining Conformity Requirements for Product Design

  • Identify the impact of Standards on product design (including choice of protection techniques, inclusion of non-certified components, impact of Standards on the installation of the field wiring)
  • Anticipate the certification requirements of your chosen design (from concept to prototype to production)
  • Pre-assess the product and prepare checklists that demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Standards
  • Provide design recommendations for non-compliant components in order to bring them into compliance with the requirements of the Standards

 

Requesting a Quotation from a Certifying Body

  • Prepare an RFQ proposal that has only the required information presented clearly and in enough detail to get an accurate and cost effective quote quickly

 

Assisting in the Preparation of Certification Documents

  • Help prepare effective scheduled drawings for certification (separate from manufacturing drawings for production)
  • Provide required details to demonstrate explosion protection conformity of the product with Standards, guides and Codes
  • Provide required details related to compliance with Standards for instruction manuals, nameplate, warnings, and so on

 

Creating a Test Plan and Product Samples

  • Create a test plan
  • Anticipate testing requirements
  • Determine the required number of product samples for testing
  • Determine the sample configurations for the required testing

 

Preparing for Product Installation and Use

  • Prepare instructions for safe installation (including wiring and connection to other Hazloc products
  • Prepare instructions for safe use
  • Prepare instructions for safe product maintenance

 

Maintaining and Updating Certifications

  • Communicate changes/updates to applicable Standards
  • Identify the impact of changes to Standards on already certified products
  • Provide technical ​advisory services and engineering review to ensure products comply with the latest technical guidelines and Standards in a cost-efficient and least expensive way

 

Providing Technical Education

  • Provide free access to supportive materials (posters, articles, videos) through our website
  • Answer technical questions
technical advisory services

Creating, re-designing, or refining your product?

We can provide innovative ideas and recommendations to achieve optimal results for every product. Our Technical Advisory Services are designed to help you determine the end-use application and the classified area for the installation of your product.

Our advisory services on the design of your product and certification include:

Instrinsic Safety

IECEx Certification:

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-11
  • Markings:
    • Ex ia (Zone 0/ Zone 20)
    • Ex ib (Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • Ex ic (Zone 2/ Zone 22)

 

ATEX Certification:

  • Standards: EN 60079-0 & EN 60079-11
  • Markings:
    • II 1GD Ex ia (Category 1: Zone 0/ Zone 20)
    • II 2GD Ex ib (Category 2: Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • II 3GD Ex ic (Category 3: Zone 2/ Zone 22)
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

 

North American Certification (US/CA):

  • Standards: UL/CSA 60079-0 & UL/CSA 60079-11, CSA 157, UL 913
  • Zone Markings:
    • Class I, Zone 0, Ex ia (US)/ Ex ia (CA)
    • Class I, Zone 1, Ex ib (US)/ Ex ib (CA)
    • Class I, Zone 2, Ex ic (US)/ Ex ic (CA)
    • Zone 20, Ex ia (US)/ Ex ia (CA)
    • Zone 21, Ex ib (US)/ Ex ib (CA)
    • Zone 22, Ex ic (US)/ Ex ic (CA)
  • Class/Division Markings:
    • Class I, Division 1 (IS)
    • Class II, Division 1 (IS)
    • Class I, Division 2 (Non-incendive: UL 121201, CSA C22.2 No. 213)

Flameproof/ Explosion-proof

IECEx Certification:

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-1
  • Markings:
    • Ex db (Zone 1)
    • Ex dc (Zone 2)

 

ATEX Certification:

  • Standards: EN 60079-0 & EN 60079-1
  • Markings:
    • II 1G Ex db (Category 2: Zone 1)
    • II 2G Ex dc (Category 3: Zone 2)
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

 

North American Certification (US/CA):

  • Standards: UL/CSA 60079-0 & UL/CSA 60079-1
  • Zone Markings:
    • Class I, Zone 1, Ex db (US)/ Ex db (CA)
    • Class I, Zone 2, Ex dc (US)/ Ex dc (CA)
  • Standards: UL 1203 & CSA C22.2 No. 30
  • Class/Division Markings:
    • Class I, Division 1 (XP)

Increased Safety

IECEx Certification:

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-7
  • Markings:
    • Ex eb (Zone 1)
    • Ex ec (Zone 2)

 

ATEX Certification:

  • Standards: EN 60079-0 & EN 60079-7
  • Markings:
    • II 2G Ex eb (Category 2: Zone 1)
    • II 3G Ex ec (Category 3: Zone 2)
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

 

North American Certification (US/CA):

  • Standards: UL/CSA 60079-0 & UL/CSA 60079-7
  • Zone Markings:
    • Class I, Zone 1, Ex eb (US)/ Ex eb (CA)
    • Class I, Zone 2, Ex ec (US)/ Ex ec (CA)
  • Standards: UL 121201 & CSA C22.2 No. 213 (Non-arcing/ Non-incendive)
  • Class/Division Markings:
    • Class I, Division 2
    • Class II, Division 2
    • Class III

Purging and Pressurization

IECEx Certification:

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-2
  • Markings:
    • Ex pxb (Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • Ex pyb (Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • Ex pzc (Zone 2/ Zone 22)

 

ATEX Certification:

  • Standards: EN 60079-0 & EN 60079-2
  • Markings:
    • II 2GD Ex pxb (Category 2: Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • II 2GD Ex pyb (Category 2: Zone 1/ Zone 21)
    • II 3GD Ex pzc (Category 3: Zone 2/ Zone 22)
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

 

North American Certification (US/CA):

  • Standards: UL/CSA 60079-0 & UL/CSA 60079-7
  • Zone Markings:
    • Class I, Zone 1, Ex eb (US)/ Ex eb (CA)
    • Class I, Zone 2, Ex ec (US)/ Ex ec (CA)
  • Standards: UL 121201 & CSA C22.2 No. 213 (Non-arcing/ Non-incendive)
  • Class/Division Markings:
    • Class I, Division 2
    • Class II, Division 2
    • Class III

Protection by Enclosure - Dust

IECEx Certification:

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-31
  • Markings:
    • Ex ta (Zone 20)
    • Ex tb (Zone 21)
    • Ex tc (Zone 22)

 

ATEX Certification:

  • Standards: EN 60079-0 & EN 60079-31
  • Markings:
    • II 1D Ex ta (Category 1: Zone 20)
    • II 2D Ex tb (Category 2: Zone 21)
    • II 3D Ex tc (Category 3: Zone 22)
  • ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

 

North American Certification (US/CA):

  • Standards: UL/CSA 60079-0 & UL/CSA 60079-31
  • Zone Markings:
    • Zone 20, Ex ta (US)/ Ex ta (CA)
    • Zone 21, Ex tb (US)/ Ex tb (CA)
    • Zone 22, Ex tc (US)/ Ex tb (CA)
  • Standards: UL 1203 & CSA C22.2 No. 25
  • Class/Division Markings:
    • Class II, Division 1

Optical Radiation

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-28
  • Markings:
    • Ex op is (Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 20, Zone 21, and Zone 22)
    • Ex op pr (Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, and Zone 22)
    • Ex op sh (Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, and Zone 22)

Protection by Encapsulation

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-18
  • Markings:
    • Ex ma (Zone 0, Zone 20)
    • Ex mb (Zone 1, Zone 21)
    • Ex mc (Zone 2, Zone 22)

Sealed Devices

  • Standards: IEC 60079-0 & IEC 60079-15
  • Markings:
    • Ex nC (Zone 2)
    • Ex nA (Zone 2)
    • Ex nR (Zone 2)

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