CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

ATEX CERTIFICATION - ATMOSPHERE EXPLOSIVE CERTIFICATION

What is ATEX?

ATEX is The European Regulatory Framework for Manufacture, Installation, and Use of Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres (denoted by Ex). It came into force in 2003 and was enacted in the UK by statutory Instrument (SI) 2002: 2776.

It was called DSEAR (The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations of 2002) and implemented both the ATEX and the Chemical Agents Directive (98/24/EC). ATEX is an abbreviation of the term(ATmosphères EXplosives) which is derived from “Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosives” (French for Equipment intended for use in Explosive Atmospheres).

ATEX consists of two directives. ATEX directives apply to all the electrical & mechanical equipment & protective systems which are located within potentially explosive environments. ATEX directives were adopted by the EU (European Union) to facilitate the trade between the member states by aligning the technical and legal requirements for products intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

Benefits of ATEX Certification

Better sustainability prospects

Product Reliability

Better business opportunities and revenu

Fast European market access for your product

Satisfaction and Retention of Valuable Customers

Continual Business Improvements

Who can be certified ATEX Certification?

ATEX is applicable in atmospheres where explosions can occur because of dust, vapors, or gases that are likely to ignite or detonate. So, it applies to most workplaces that use or store flammable or explosive materials — for example, factories that use flammable products or generate combustible clouds of dust.

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Oil and Gas rigs

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Petrochemical Refineries

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Fuel Distribution Depots

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Oil and gas pipeline installation

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Chemical and pharmaceutical industries

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Mining

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Construction

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Printing and textiles

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Food manufacturers

Wood processors

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Machines

Chillers

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Storage Cabinets

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Junction Boxes

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Transmitter & Sensors

Document required for ATEX Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of ATEX Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives. 

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

Scope defined
Self Certification/NoBo
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Product Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Self Certification/NoBo
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

ATEX Certification is a certification of equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in the European Union. Equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in the United States must have the specific mark of one of the NRTLs recognized to test and certify this type of equipment.”
Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) A potentially explosive atmosphere exists when a mixture of air gases, vapours, mists, or dusts combine in a way that can ignite under certain operating conditions.

ATEX is applicable in atmospheres where explosions can occur because of dust, vapors or gases that are likely to ignite or detonate. So, it applies to most workplaces that use or store flammable or explosive materials — for example, factories that use flammable products or generate combustible clouds of dust.