XEFRA is accredited by ACCREDIA, the Italian Accreditation Body as Testing Laboratory according to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for ATEX Testing
Download the list of our accredited tests.
As qualified ‘Partner testing Laboratory’, our ATEX testing is accepted by several ATEX European Notified Bodies.
Our ATEX Testing facilities include:

  • Controlled mass flow gas mixing for fast, accurate testing and certified by a GC analysis
  • Explosion testing in 2 cubic meter chamber (i.e. Ex d Reference Pressure), Flame transmission and Overpressure to 250 bar
  • Intrinsic Safety Spark test bench
  • Mechanical and PCB physical measurement
  • Component ignition test bench
  • Battery testing and Ex e battery box test benches
  • Humidity, thermal conditioning & cycling, Thermal shock tests
  • Impact Testing to 20J, Torque tests, Pull tests, Drop test
  • Temperature measurement (contact, IR)
  • Purge testing (i.e. Ex p, TVR, EN 60079-2, IEC 60079-13)
  • Capacitance and inductance measurement (materials, components etc.)
  • IP test up to 2.5 cubic meter chamber
  • Electric Motor Test Bench Up to 10kW
  • Mechanical and PCB physical measurements
  • Electrostatic Test Bench
External Explosion Facilities for Protective Systems
  • Test Rig for venting devices and explosion suppression systems
  • Test circuit for flame and spark arresters



XEFRACERT is your competent partner when it comes to test and certify equipment, components and protective systems which are to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.
As European Notified Body no.2772 XEFRACERT evaluates the conformity of your product to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.
Products in the scope of the Directive are:
– Electrical equipment and components
– Non electrical equipment and components
– Protective systems
– Assembly
– Safety controlling and monitoring devices
XEFRACERT is notified for EU type of examination, Quality assure notification and CoC.


XEFRA dust explosion testing capabilities are provided in dedicated industry-based laboratories.

The laboratory teams have extensive practical experience dealing with problems associated with powder handling and reactive chemical processing. 

Dust and gas explosion services compliment laboratory testing capabilities.

Our ATEX Testing facilities include:

  • Combustible Dust Screening Test: Go and No-Go
  • Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE),
  • Burning Test, Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Minimum Auto-ignition temperature of dust clouds in air on hot surfaces (MIT and LIT)
  • Dust and Gas Explosivity Lower Explosivity Limit (LEL)
  • Maximum Explosion Over-pressure (Pmax)
  • Dust Specific Characteristic (Kst)
  • Gas Specific Characteristic (Kg)
  • Limiting Oxygen Concentration (LOC)
  • Volumetric resistance of dust
  • Combustibility Index (BZ)


XEFRA teams of Experienced, Trained inspectors can carry out installation and testing for or within Potentially Explosive Atmospheres.

XEFRA firstly check that each piece of equipment to be installed within the Potentially Hazardous Area is:

  • Supplied correctly as per equipment specifications
  • Installed using suitably specified accessories
  • Installed to meet any specific conditions of use

XEFRA Technicians ensure installation is:

  • Installed to High Standard of workmanship
  • Tested, documented and verified

The steps are:

  • Initial Detailed Inspection for Ex Atmospheres
  • Periodic Inspection for Ex Atmospheres