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Is ATEX certification accepted in USA?

Is ATEX certification accepted in USA?

While many of the requirements for ATEX certification overlap with NFPA vacuum design requirements often relied upon during an OSHA inspection, the ATEX directive isn’t relevant in the United States.

Where can I find ATEX certificates?

How can I view my UL DEMKO ATEX certificates online?

  1. Search keyword “ATEX”
  2. Select “link to file” based on company name.
  3. Select applicable certificate(s)
  4. Download or print certificate(s)

What does it mean to be ATEX certified?

ATEX product certification (or EU-Type Examination) is the verification of the design specification of a manufacturer’s product in relation to a series of relevant standards laid out under the directive. This certification process must be undertaken by an ATEX Notified Body.

What is the difference between ATEX and UL?

In North America products are listed by UL (Underwriters Laboratories, a global safety consulting and certification company based in the US and 45 other countries) under what level of Class and Division the product is suitable for, whilst ATEX uses certified bodies to classify products for use in the EU.

What does ATEX and IECEx certified mean?

If you find that a piece of equipment is ATEX and IECEx certified then this means that it has been fully tested to ensure that it complies with health and safety and will not generate a spark. The piece of equipment also needs to be robust and durable so that when either subjected to extreme temperatures or under any great impact, there is no real threat to safety of the user.

What is ATEX certified?

ATEX Certification. Definition – What does ATEX Certification mean? ATEX certification is a requirement for all companies who manufacture electrical equipment that is used in hazardous environments and is intended to be marketed in the European Union.

What is ATEX approval?

An ATEX Approval Certificate is needed to demonstrate that equipment can be safely operated in a potentially explosive atmosphere created by the presence of flammable gas, vapour, mist or clouds of combustible dust. The basis of ATEX certification is the European Directive 94/9/EC.