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.


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