Hazardous Location Tests

Hazardous Location Tests

EUROLABoffers industry-leading experience and expertise to certify your equipment for use in hazardous locations. It helps you deliver safe and compliant equipment to market for use in hazardous locations.

Hazardous Location Tests

Flammable dusts, flammable gases, mists or vapors can contribute to potentially explosive atmospheres in the workplace. Manufacturers and suppliers require their equipment to comply with local government, regulatory and international safety standards that can prove safe and suitable in hazardous locations.

What is the Hazardous Location Test?

The Hazardous Location Test verifies that a product does not present a risk of explosion when placed in a potentially explosive environment (hazardous location). The test is carried out by evaluating the protection method applied in the design of the device. The testing process involves exposing the device to a potentially explosive atmosphere and attempting to cause a critical failure of the device's protection system. If a device does not encounter a critical failure and meets all additional requirements set out in the applicable hazardous location standard, the device is considered suitable for use in the environment under test.

Examples of protection methods for products used in hazardous locations:

  • Intrinsically Safe
  • Fireproof
  • Increased Security
  • Encapsulation
  • Pressurization / Purification
  • Oil Dip
  • Type "n"

Our comprehensive accreditation group and international network of hazardous location testing laboratories are your source for hazardous location and explosive atmosphere compliance worldwide. We have laboratories around the world that can perform hazardous location testing to provide manufacturers with local support and testing services.

With years of experience in hazardous location safety, we evaluate your equipment for potentially explosive or gaseous areas, helping you make sure your equipment meets applicable safety standards approved for use in hazardous locations.

EUROLABWith its innovative Harmonized International Ex Test Programme, we can provide seamless testing, certification and product inspection services under the ATEX Directive and the IECEx scheme. The program aligns testing processes, engineering skill sets and management to ensure a consistent approach to obtaining all recognized approvals for potentially explosive atmospheres.

Our single-source testing and certification capabilities, local expertise in major world markets, and global coverage can help you dramatically reduce the certification process, helping you achieve approvals in weeks rather than months.

In addition to ATEX and IECEx certifications, we also provide hazardous location certification for the USA and Canada. EUROLABcan conduct research in accordance with the current EN standards simultaneously with the US and Canada certification project.

Among our Hazardous Location testing and certification capabilities

Whether you need certification for North America, Europe or other international destinations, we can provide a single laboratory source for all required certifications. With full ATEX, IECEx, NRTL and MSHA testing and approval services, we ensure you can deliver hazardous location products to any market under a single test plan.

Our capabilities include:

  • Hazardous Location Testing Capabilities
  • IECEx Certificate
  • ATEX Certification
  • MSHA Part 6 approvals for mines
  • Danger Area On-Site Evaluations
  • Flame Proof and Explosion Proof Test

EUROLAB, with its highly expert team and internationally accredited laboratories, Hazardous Location Tests It performs all test, analysis, measurement, evaluation and report generation services completely and reliably.