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The difference between ATEX and IECEx
ATEXThe main difference between ATEX and IECEx is that ATEX certification is only applicable to EU countries, whileIECEx certificationAccepted globally. Therefore, compared to ATEX certification, IECEx certification is more widely recognized and accepted.
Another key difference between ATEX and IECEx certification isATEXIt is legal driven, while IECEx is standard driven. This means ATEX certificationZhongnuo TestingIt is not mandatory to comply with standards, but IECEx requires compliance with standards. Therefore, the manufacturer is responsible for the entire ATEX certification process of the product. On the other hand, the responsibility lies with external certification parties to ensure that necessary products comply with IECEx certification.
The difference between ATEX and IECEx lies in the way each certification is set up. IECEx certification includes four schemes: IECEx device scheme, IECEx qualified mark license, IECEx service scheme, and IECEx certified personnel scheme. These four optionsZhongnuo TestingIntended to ensure that every aspect of the product complies withIECEx standardFrom the quality of the Ex equipment itself to the ability of personnel to handle such equipment in hazardous environments.
In addition, ATEX certification can be based on IECEx test reports, but ATEX documentation may not necessarily support itIECEx certificate. Therefore, including ATEX and IECEx certificates in products has become a common industry requirement.