Hazardous Area Testing

Testing for explosion protected equipment and equipment for use in potentially explosive atmosphere and hazardous (classified) locations, ATEX and IECEx, as per IEC, EN, CSA, UL, etc standards.

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Testing for Explosion Protected Equipment and Equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and hazardous (Classified) locations – ATEX and IECEx as per IEC, EN , BIS, etc...

Products

Electrical Enclosures, Apparatus, Systems, Components and Accessories for use in potentially explosive atmospheres including Control Panels, Junction Boxes, Light fittings, switches, cable glands, etc, etc....

Standards Followed :

IEC 60079 Series Of Standards such as :

  • IEC 60079-0
  • IEC 60079-1
  • IEC 60079-7
  • IEC 60079-18
  • IEC 60079-31

Norh American Standards such as :

  • CSA 22.2 No 30
  • CSA 22.2 No 25
  • CSA 22.2 No 213
  • UL 1203
Tests
Tests conducted as per IEC, EN, BIS, etc. requirements

  • Reference Pressure Tests

  • The reference pressure tests for all the gas groups with the various gas mixtures as per IEC 60079-1, gas mixing being done by a gas mixing unit with a paramagnetic oxygen sensor to get accurate gas mixtures and a pressure measurement system to sense pressure and give a graph of the same

  • Non Transmission tests
  • Overpressure Tests
  • Surface roughness measurements
  • Flame path Measurements
  • Maximum Surface temperature test
  • Impact Tests
  • Drop Test
  • Ingress Protection to Dust as per IEC 60529
  • Ingress Protection to Water as per IEC 60529
  • Thermal Shock
  • Resistance to Light: Weatherometer test for sunlight exposure using ATLAS environmental chambers
  • Thermal Endurance to heat
  • Thermal Endurance to cold
  • Torque Tests
  • Resistance to Chemical Agents
  • Earth Continuity Tests
  • Surface Resistance Tests
  • Measurement of Capacitance
  • Humidity Tests
  • Salt spray tests
  • Charging Test
  • Tests for Cable Glands – Hardness, IRHD, tensile, torque.