Hazardous locations testing and certification services for equipment installed and operated in Hazardous Locations for the North American (Canada and the USA), European (ATEX), and Global markets (IECEx), both for Full Certification and Unit Verification. Equipment approved for Hazloc is evaluated for compliance to industry published standards (IEC, EN, UL, CSA and etc.) confirming the equipment will not ignite a combustible gas or dust.
What is Hazloc?
- Also known by different names such as “Hazardous Areas”, “Ex Areas”, and “Explosive Atmospheres”, Hazloc relates to areas where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion (IEC-IECEx, 2015).
Hazloc Equipment (Ex Equipment):
- Equipment used in Hazardous Locations (Ex Areas). Any electrical and non-electrical product that can create a spark or has enough energy to ignite a flammable gas or dust.
Learn more about Hazloc Certification from the links below
IECEx – Global Approvals
ATEX Directive – European Union Approvals
LabTest Certification Inc. is an accredited ISO 17025 Testing Laboratory and ISO 17065