Below is how a typical approval process could look like. An average timescale for an ATEX project is 6-8 weeks from the day we received a complete document package from the manufacturer. The timescale may vary due to the complexity of the project, number of documents, standards, etc.
Step 1. Knowing your market.
You need to know where you want to sell your equipment and required Ex code.
Step 2. The design phase
It is important in the earlier stages when designing your equipment to define the protection concept and certification parameters you want the product to be certified to and understand and read the applicable standards. By doing so, you can both save time and possible mistakes. Nemko offers pre-evaluation during the early stages of the product development. For more information please click here.
Step 3. Gather and submit product information.
There are typical things required for a testing and certification project:
- Drawings (The general requirement are given in IECEx OD-01)
- Material datasheets
- Instructions manual
- Test sample(s) of the equipment.
- QAN and/or QAR
- Test report and certificates for cerfified components (if applicable)
Step 4. Application & Quotation.
Once the manufacturer is ready and confident that the requirements have been met, the application can be made for certification.
Step 5. Document control & Testing
Reviewing the documentation can be a time consuming part of the process. Close cooperation between the manufacturer and Nemko can save time and money.
Step 6 The final stage.
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