Equipment and protective systems intended to be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere, represent a wide range of products, including equipment used on offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present.

A potentially explosive atmosphere is composed by mixtures of air and gases, vapors, mists or flamable dusts, which may ignite under some operating conditions.

XEFRACERT supports manufacturers and mandatories, in the process of conformity assessment of those products with the essential requirements defined in Annex II of the ATEX Directive 2014/34/UE, through the following services:

  • development of ignition risk assessment and emission of the Technical Report of Safety
  • conformity assessment to the safety standards for electrical equipment (IEC EN 60079 series) and non-electrical equipment (ISO IEC EN 80079 series)
  • conformity assessment of Production management systems of ATEX equipment, through the analysis of the international standard requirements (ISO IEC EN 80079-34)
  • laboratory testing services for equipment, components and protective systems