Hazardous Locations Testing and Certifications
Global Testing, Inspection, Certification and Total Quality Assurance for Hazardous Locations and areas with expertise to help clients access global markets
Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) testing and certification is a process that ensures that electrical equipment and instrumentation can be safely used in areas where there is a potential for explosive or flammable gases, liquids, vapors, or combustible dust. The testing and certification process involves evaluating the equipment for its ability to prevent ignition sources and reduce the risk of explosions or fires in hazardous environments. This typically involves subjecting the equipment to various tests, such as high-temperature tests, spark tests, and impact tests, to ensure that it can withstand the harsh conditions present in hazardous locations.
Once the equipment has successfully passed the testing process, it is granted a HazLoc certification by a third-party certification body. The certification typically includes a set of safety standards that the equipment must meet, as well as a classification system that identifies the type of hazardous environment in which the equipment can be used. The HazLoc certification is important because it ensures that the electrical equipment and instrumentation are safe to use in potentially explosive or flammable environments. Without this certification, using such equipment in these environments could be dangerous and could potentially result in a catastrophic accident.
Intertek's Solutions for the Hazardous Locations Industry
Our network of experts helps bring your hazardous location products to global markets quickly and efficiently by offering guidance based on technology, site, or geography. From the widely recognized ETL mark, to ATEX and IECEx certification, we guide you through complex product testing and certification requirements – offering streamlined test plans for multiple end markets.
Intertek also offers Hazardous Locations training programs are designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely work with electrical equipment in potentially explosive or flammable environments. These programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different industries and job roles, and typically include both classroom instruction and hands-on training.
From North American certification to global market access, Intertek is the only provider offering ETL for US & Canada, IECEx, ATEX, and UKEX testing and certification, all from local labs.
Launch products to European markets faster with our expertise in design review, ATEX and IECEx Certification, DSEAR and ATEX site inspections, audits, training, and more.
Intertek offers the most efficient options for testing and certification to global requirements – ATEX, IECEx, CCC Ex, ECAS Ex, ETL, and more – helping you grow and reach new markets.
Keep your teams up to date with market developments and requirements with our innovative programs for CompEX, DSEAR, ATEX, and custom options to meet your needs.
- Hazardous Locations & Explosive Atmospheres Equipment Certification Requirements Webinar Series
- Guide to Equipment Certification Requirements for Hazardous Locations Poster
- IEC 60079-25 for Intrinsically Safe Electrical Systems: Edition 3
- IEC/EN 60079-6 Part 6: Equipment Protection by Liquid Immersion "o"
- Guide to Hazardous Location Equipment Marking
- SATELLITE Data Acceptance Program for Hazardous Locations
- Lighting for Hazardous Locations Fact Sheet
- China CCC Ex: Hazardous Locations Product Compliance White Paper
- FAQs for Product Compliance in Hazardous Locations
- UAE ECASEx: Unit Verification Webinar Recording
- Transition from EN 13463 to EN ISO 80079 Webinar
- Flammable Refrigerants: Comprehensive Assurance Fact Sheet
- IECEx Non-Electrical: Regulatory Guide to Non-Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations
- North America: Year-round CompEx Course Schedule
- Intertek Chester UK facility including CompEx course modules and descriptions
- Client Testimonials
- ETL Mark The Industry's Fastest Certification Program
- Functional Safety Services
- Field Evaluation
- On-site Design Review
- Certification Program for Industrial Control Panels (ICP)
- EMC Testing
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