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ATEX - Testing & Certification

ATEX - Testing & Certification

Directive 2014/34/EU

Electrical and non-electrical equipment for use in workplaces potentially at risk for explosive atmospheres must ensure a level of safety appropriate to the area of installation.

Atex Directive includes in its scope the following type of products:

  • Equipment and Protective Systems which may be used in potentially explosive atmospheres;
  • Safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but which are required for or contribute to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems, with respect to the risks of explosion;
  • Components defined as any item essential to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems but with no autonomous function.

Atex Certification Paths

Atex Certification Paths

Marking string example

Our Certification Bodies in Italy and Switzerland are notified as NB under ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU for the following types of products and type of protection:

  • Eurofins Product Testing Italy S.r.l (Italy)- NB No. 0477
  • Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG (Switzerland)- NB No. 1258
    • Equipment protected by liquid immersion ”k”
    • Equipment protected by control of ignition sources ”b”
    • Flameproof enclosures “d”      
    • Tight dust enclosures “t”
    • Intrinsic safety equipment  “i”
    • Increased safety equipment “e”
    • Encapsulated equipment “m”
    • Liquid immersed equipment “o”
    • Pressurized enclosures “p”
    • Powder filling equipment “q”
    • Equipment with type of protection "n"
    • Flow restricted enclosures  “fr”
    • Equipment protected by constructional safety “c”

Our laboratories perform all tests relating to the above protection modules