With Brexit coming into effect, UKEX Scheme now gets an honorable mention here. Evolving with time, the requirements are still up and coming but the timelines seem to have been established now. By the beginning of 2023, Hazloc equipment, components, and subassemblies coming into the U.K. shall have the UKCA mark in addition to getting a UKAS QAN (Quality Assurance Notification). Once again, requirements align closely with the IEC 60079 series of standards, with the additional requirement to meet the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016.
In addition to all the regulations mentioned above, each country or group of countries have their own set of Ex regulations (e.g. India- PESO/DGMS; Russia/Belarus- TR CU- Customs union; China- CCC Ex; Korea – KCS). The list is pretty exhaustive, and it is in the interest of global manufacturers to include a well accomplished certification agency, like LabTest Certification, to determine options in seamlessly crossing borders and bring products to market, in the Hazloc world, in a timely and cost efficiently manner.
With our expertise and our partnerships across the globe we can be a valuable partner in getting your Hazloc products to market, while meeting all the applicable regulations.