||Defined by class, division, group, temperature rating
||Suitable samples for testing
||Technical guidelines for design, markings, installation, user manual
||Comprehensive documentation package
||Rigorous evaluation against CSA, IEC, EN, UL standards and more
||Efficient coordination with LabTest ensures timely completion
||Certified product ready for market
||Determined by complexity of product & test requirements
||Clear budgetary guidance
||Assistance with ongoing compliance, market expansions
||Smooth transition to commercialisation
Remember: timely submission prevents delays. Let’s get your product certified!
Global Access and Approvals
We’ll guide you toward international recognition once you obtain your North American approvals. Here’s how:
- For Europe, we’ll ensure compliance with ATEX requirements, and for the UK, we’ll address UKCA requirements.
- With our expertise in HazLoc standards training, we can keep your team updated on these crucial regulations.
- As a recognized member of the IECEx Scheme, LabTest can assist you with your international approvals, widening your product’s reach.
- The Unit Verification process fast-tracks limited production run approvals.
- Preliminary Design Reviews provide early feedback to prevent potential issues.
So with us by your side, you’re free to focus on what matters – creating excellent products for hazardous locations worldwide!
Special Considerations for Battery Testing
When testing batteries for use in these high-risk environments, there’s a whole new set of rules and considerations to remember. Just like with other product categories for use in hazardous locations, we assess batteries against ordinary locations requirements before delving into the specifics of hazardous locations methodology. This includes the evaluation of venting requirements for preventing explosions, charging circuits, polarity considerations, and short circuit currents, all designed to maintain safety in potentially explosive atmospheres.
After having done this for twenty years, we have created a way that we streamline component testing to focus on the most relevant safety criteria. Rather than going through a long list of exhaustive checks, we zero in on key areas that really matter for hazardous location safety. Components undergo specific tests to ensure they are fit for purpose, and we clearly outline what has been tested (and what hasn’t) in a Schedule of Limitations. Don’t worry about temperature ratings for individual components; those are assessed in the final product to ensure the entire unit is safe for use in hazardous locations.
To reiterate (in a more technical way), we limit component testing, focusing primarily on Annex B of 60079-0. Table B.1 lists all the applicable clauses that apply. Clause 13, of 60079-0 refers to Annex B. All components will have a Schedule of Limitations as this lists what the component is tested for and what it isn’t. Temperature class ratings are not required for components, as tests will be conducted on the final product, including the components.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the penalties for non-compliance with HazLoc certification requirements?
Regulatory enforcement can lead to a suspension of the certification and consequent removal of the product from the market, international repercussions, business reputation damage, and even lawsuit potential. So, it’s crucial to stay within the guidelines for HazLoc certification.
How long does the certification process typically take with LabTest?
Certification prerequisites and process complexities vary, affecting time management. However, when all goes well, when there are no failures, and when the manufacturer provides the complete product information and samples, a typical HazLoc certification project could be completed in 4-6 weeks. Expedited options are available for urgent needs, and extensions can be applied for complex projects.
What specific types of equipment require HazLoc certification?
HazLoc certification is required for various product categories, including plant oil extraction equipment, programmable logic controllers, pumps, robotics, sensors, signalling equipment, wearable technologies, and wireless communication.
How frequently does a product need to be re-certified for HazLoc standards?
We’ll need to renew HazLoc certification when product modifications occur or HazLoc standards update. The recertification process depends on these triggers. Staying current with changes ensures compliance and safety.
What are the costs associated with obtaining a HazLoc certification from LabTest?
The cost varies with product complexity and on how many and which type of tests are required by the applicable standard.
For any questions about HazLoc Certification standards or to schedule a test, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org