Our Hazardous Location testing and certification capabilities include »
Whether you need certification for North America, Europe, or other international destinations, we can provide a single laboratory source for all necessary certifications. With full ATEX, IECEx, NRTL, and MSHA testing and approval services, we give you the ability to deliver hazardous location products to any market under a single test plan. Our capabilities include:
- Hazardous Location Testing Capabilities
- IECEx Certification
- ATEX Certification
- MSHA Part 6 approvals for mines
- Hazardous Location On-site Evaluations
- Flameproof and Explosion-Proof Testing
What is Hazardous Location Testing?
Hazardous Location Testing verifies that a product does not present a risk of explosion when placed into a potentially explosive atmosphere (hazardous location). The testing is performed by evaluating the method of protection applied in the design of the device. The testing process consists of subjecting the device to a potentially explosive atmosphere and attempt to cause a critical failure within the device’s protection system. If a device does not experience a critical failure and meets all additional requirements set forth by the applicable hazardous location standard, the device is considered compliant for use within the tested environment.
Examples of protection methods for products used in hazardous locations include:
- Intrinsic Safety
- Increased Safety
- Oil Immersion
- Type “n”