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