ATEX and IECEx certification
Nemko is one of the leading Notified Bodies within safety testing and certification of Ex-equipment. Our services range from Design Review in the early stages of product development to Market Access.
Our large team of experienced ATEX and IECEx compliance engineers deliver a flexible and commercial approach to approvals, offering you a quick and cost-effective route into international markets, starting in the design phase of your new products.
IECEx is an international system equivalent to the IECEE CB scheme, but especially for explosion protected (hazardous location) equipment. Nemko is an approved test laboratory, certification body and accepted CB within the IECEx Certified Service Facilities program. In addition, Nemko is able to authorize the IECEx Mark.
As with ATEX, IECEx is a conformity assessment scheme which provides assurance that equipment and systems in “Hazardous Locations” or “Explosive Atmospheres” or Ex Areas systems are manufactured and operated according to the highest International Standards of safety.
Nemko can perform assessment and test the equipment according to ATEX and/or IECEx requirements.
Nemko Authorization of workshops
Nemko can authorize workshops to perform repairs, rebuilding, etc. of explosion protected equipment.
The certification process of electrical equipment for use in hazardous location can be complex, confusing, expensive and time-consuming. Therefore it is crucial to have good communication and close team work during the whole certification process.
Marking of Ex equipment is a requirement. It is essential for allowing a user to consider an appropriate piece of equipment for a specific hazardous atmosphere. For instance, it may warn of special conditions for safe use, special parameters, hazards that may occur etc. Marking also provides traceability and references the certification and certifying body. To achieve certification, a manufacturer must at the very least provide a drawing illustrating the nameplate(s) that details the relevant marking.
Nemko offers pre-evaluation during the early stages of the product development cycle, from the initial evaluation of the product design to testing as well as project management during the different development stages.
Quality Assurance for Ex products
Nemko is able to perform Quality Assurance Notification (QAN) according to the ATEX Directive and Quality Assurance Report (QAR) according to IECEx requirements.
The early 1900’s saw the beginning of a long evolutionary process in the safety of workers in potentially explosive atmospheres following various fatal mining incidents. Nowadays we have a broader range of industries with potentially explosive atmospheres, including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, automotive & aerospace, power, milling and oil & gas.