LabTest Certification provides manufacturers with testing, certification, and unit verification services for equipment installed and operated in potentially explosive (Ex) environments, for the North American (Canada and the USA), European (ATEX), United Kingdom (UKCA), and Global markets (IECEx).
As an accredited Testing & Certification body for Canada and U.S.A., recognized Notified Body for the European ATEX Directive, and a recognized member of the IECEx Scheme, LabTest is able to provide one single solution for product approvals for most global markets.
Equipment approved for Hazardous Locations is evaluated for compliance with industry published standards (IEC, EN, UL, CSA and etc.), to confirm that the equipment will not ignite a flammable gas, liquid, vapour or combustible dust.
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.
Hazloc Equipment (Ex Equipment)
Any electrical and non-electrical equipment that is installed in Hazardous Locations/Explosive Atmospheres.
What is Area Classification?
The area classification is the study or the determination of hazardous areas in facilities where explosive atmospheres can occur. The following factors need to be accounted for, during area classification study, in line with the local electrical codes: