Under ATEX 2014/34/EU to approach for Mechanical (Non-Electrical) Equipment varies from the conformity assessment route for Electrical Equipment. Since 2016, it is also now possible to perform evaluation and certification under the IECEx Scheme, with the recent ExMC 15 decision and publication of the ISO/EN 80079-36 and 80079-37 standards.
The Ignition Hazard Assessment covers Normal Operation as well as Expected Malfunction and Rare Malfunction. Following identification of the equipment risks, it is necessary to implement migratory measures or prevent ignition by applying recognised protection concepts to the ignition sources (such as those detailed in EN 13463 series and ISO/EN 80079-37.) The extent to which malfunctions should be controlled is defined by the zone of intended use.
The ignition hazard assessment procedure can be divided into the following steps:
CAPESERVE provides Ignition Hazard Risk Assessment Services for Non-Electrical (Mechanical) equipment as per EN 13463-1 or IEC 80079-36 standard. Our consultants are IECEx CoPC certified professionals and having vast experience in Ignition Hazard Risk Assessment studies for equipment, packages, systems and facilities.