Useful information to assist engineers working in
Hazardous (Ex) Areas - Part (3)
Equipment choice for compliance in different world locations
ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres.
(ATEX Location: Europe)
IECEx is the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.
(IECEx Location: International)
NEC article 500 describes the NEC Division classification system, while articles 505 and 506 describe the NEC Zone classification system.
(NEC Location: North America - US).
The Eurasian Conformity mark (ЕАС) is a certification mark to indicate products that conform to all technical regulations of the Eurasian Customs Union.
(EAC Location: Eurasian Customs Union)
The KC (Korea Certification) mark signifies compliance with Korea's product safety requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and is issued by Korea-based certification bodies that have been approved by the Korea Standards Association.