The IECEx Scheme
The laws of physics and chemistry relating to the development of explosions are valid worldwide, with some minor deviations. It is therefore worth subjecting the approval conditions for electrical equipment to a global regulation and allowing the free international movement of goods by means of non-country or non-region-specific certificates. The IEC has designed a procedure with this standardisation in mind – the IECEx scheme.
The IECEx scheme currently comprises of three components for the international testing and certification of the following:
1. Equipment used for explosion protection
2. Services, maintenance and repair of explosion-protected equipment
3. Skills of the people working in potentially explosive atmospheres
Our "Essential Explosion Protection" brochure contains further information about the relevant applicable statutory mandates and standards in explosion protection, on zone classifications and types of protection, on physical and technical bases and on operating and maintenance of systems in potentially explosive atmospheres.