Applus+ Laboratories tests and certifies products intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres so that they can gain access to the European market (CE Marking - ATEX Directive), North American market (QPS Mark) and global market (IECEx Certification).

Explosive atmospheres can be found in different areas: mining, oil, chemical, agricultural food and waste treatment facilities; as well as petrol stations, fuel tanker vehicles and many workshops. Any product to be used in these potentially explosive atmospheres (Atex/Ex) must comply with the applicable safety standards and have the required certification in the countries in which it is marketed. QPS, an Applus+ group company, is a world-renowned entity for providing testing and certification services for HazLoc equipment. 

Market Access for HazLoc Products

The scope of our accreditations allows us to offer a global testing and certification service for Europe, North America and the rest of the world:

  • ATEX directive testing and certification for the European Union.
  • Testing and certification for the UK
  • Testing and certification for the USA
  • Testing and certification for Canada
  • On-site certification for the North American market 
  • Product certification according to IECEx scheme (Global)
  • Personnel Certification to IECEx Scheme (Global)
  • MSHA Part 6 Approvals of Mining Products (USA)

ATEX/EX Certified Product Categories

We test and certify a variety of products for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, such as:

  • Flame proof enclosures
  • Intrinsically safe electrical systems
  • Gas detectors
  • Process control equipment
  • Machines
  • Communication systems
  • IP protection testing according to IEC and NEMA standards 
  • Luminaires
  • Motors, generators and turbines
  • Engine repair and overhaul equipment
     

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