CSA Group is the leading provider of IECEx certification globally, boasting one of the largest teams of qualified engineers of any conformity organisation.
What is IECEx?
IECEx is a voluntary system which provides an internationally accepted means of proving compliance with IEC standards. IEC standards are used in many national approval schemes and as such, IECEx certification can be used to support national compliance, negating the need in most cases for additional testing.
The Benefits of IECEx
The fact that many countries operate under different standards means that Ex equipment often needs to be re-tested and re-certified to the appropriate standards of that country, adding to the cost of the equipment.
The IECEx scheme significantly reduces the need for re-testing and certification by conforming to international IEC standards, and therefore makes international trade easier, quicker and more cost effective.
The IECEx Process
CSA Group and Sira Certification Service are both Accepted Certification Bodies (ExCB) and Test Laboratories (ExTL) and as such can assess your product to the relevant standards, resulting in the compilation of an IECEx Test Report (ExTR) and IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CofC).
ExTRs can be used to support certification in another participating country, expediting the process of national approvals.
The IECEx Conformity Mark Licensing System
Manufacturers that hold IECEx certificates and have been independently assessed against the requirements of the IECEx conformity mark licencing system can take advantage of the IECEx Conformity Mark. More information about this mark can be found in the official IECEx publication, by clicking here.
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