Explosionproof equipment

EAC certification procedure for export to Customs union of explosion-proof products (ATEX, IECEX certified equipment).

Electrical equipment, including Ex-components, and non-electrical equipment which has special qualities that ensure protection and has Ex-marking.


MAIN REGULATORY DOCUMENT FOR EX-PROOF EQUIPMENT

Most products that are supplied to the gas and oil industry facilities require to have the explosion-proof features in order to avoid any accidents and emergency situations because in dust and gas explosive environments.

Main requirements for the Ex products are highlighted in the Technical Regulation of the Customs union «On safety of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres» (TR CU 012/2011).

This technical regulation of the Customs Union applies to electrical equipment, including Ex-components, and non-electrical equipment which has special qualities that ensure protection and has Ex marking.

ATEX, IECEX AND TR CU 012

 Although the TR CU 012 standards are harmonised with most IEC requirements, the IECEX or ATEX test reports ca no not be accepted for EAC certification. It means that the tests in the accredited certification laboratory must be conducted in order to obtain the EAC mark, special EX mark and export products to the territory of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, and Armenia.

APPROVAL FORMS AND PROCESS

Explosion proof product can get the approval only in form of Certificate of Conformity (EAC CoC).
The certification process for serially produced products usually lasts for 30-45 days and assumes import of samples in the CU laboratory and production site audit or in other words Quality Management System (QMS) audit as two main stages.

  • Firstly, the production site audit should be organized. The expert from certification body in Russia visits the manufacturer to view the production facilities, to make a report on the QMS that guarantees the constant quality of the serial production and to sample the products for tests. Here we are handling with all questions related to the initial analysis of the provided technical document, we are applying to the certification body for certification and scheduling the QMS audit, also are carrying all the travel related tasks (visa, accommodation, transfer, translation etc).
  • Next stage is to be accompanied by the customs clearance procedure of the samples. According to the Customs union law, the clearance procedure can be organized only by a local company to pay all the import taxes and prove the non-commercial value of the imported sample(s). We know all the details of the customs clearance procedure to keep the process smooth.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Among documents that will be required during the certification process, there are the following as the main:

  • The operational manual in the Russian Language;
  • The product's drawings;
  • ATEX/IECEX certificates and reports (also for Ex components);
  • The registration documents of the Local Representative company;

WHO CAN APPLY

In accordance with the Technical Regulations of the Customs union, the manufacturer can apply for certification only through the Customs union residential company. It means that a Russian, Kazakh or other CU country’s company should bear responsibility for the products quality on the base of Local representative agreement. It can be the importer, distributor of the product or any other company located in the CU that will agree to act as a Local Representative.

WorldWideBridge LLC can also act as a Local representative (Applicant company) if required. Please contact us to know more about how to get approval for your exact product. We will be pleased to provide you with an individual certification scheme and consult on all stages.



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Technichal regulations and certificates required for these products


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THE TECHNICAL REGULATION OF THE CUSTOMS UNION 012 “ON SAFETY OF EQUIPMENT FOR OPERATION IN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES”

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THE TECHNICAL REGULATION OF THE CUSTOMS UNION 010 “ON SAFETY OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT”

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