Useful information to assist engineers working in

Hazardous (Ex) Areas - Part (3)

Equipment choice for compliance in different world locations

Map showing certifications around the world

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres.

(ATEX Location: Europe)

IECEx is the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.

(IECEx Location: International)

NEC article 500 describes the NEC Division classification system, while articles 505 and 506 describe the NEC Zone classification system.

(NEC Location: North America - US).

The Eurasian Conformity mark (ЕАС) is a certification mark to indicate products that conform to all technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union.

(EAC Location: Eurasian Customs Union)

The KC (Korea Certification) mark signifies compliance with Korea's product safety requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and is issued by Korea-based certification bodies that have been approved by the Korea Standards Association.