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Production Quality Assessment for Hazardous Locations

We audit production quality to help enable global market acceptance.

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Gain compliance credentials with hazardous locations experienced ISO-trained auditors

Leverage our International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-trained auditors to increase market access and streamline hazardous locations (HazLoc) certification with quality audits. Our auditors are engineers with real-world technical experience that bring in-depth understanding of current and evolving Ex standards and HazLoc protection methods for IECEx, ATEX and INMETRO. Our manufacturing audits provide essential information that enables brand managers, compliance officers and quality assurance specialists to make informed decisions directly impacting brand credibility and product marketability. We are able to provide one combined product and production evaluation, performed by one UL project team, to obtain all of the testing, certification and quality audits. Tap into our global network of technical experts and state-of-the-art facilities to help you gain the compliance credentials you need to compete in a more complex global supply chain.

Production quality assessment for HazLoc overview

Our production quality assessments help provide the utmost confidence and certainty for hazardous locations equipment manufacturers and your customers around the world. Across industries and regions, we can help implement manufacturing best practices to help ensure relevant market acceptance and efficiencies.

Our production quality assessments provide credible and reliable information that is crucial in helping to ensure the continued compliance and integrity of IECEx, ATEX  and INMETRO certifications.

ISO/IEC 80079-34 is the international standard for IECEx, ATEX  and INMETRO production quality assessments. Through our active involvement on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee responsible for maintaining this standard, and our close working relationships with customers, we are able to act as a truly interconnected partner. We understand issues and innovations that are in the market today and provide thought leadership for the future.

    Navigating the New Edition of ISO/IEC 80079-34

    Review the latest edition of the associated quality management standard, ISO/IEC 80079-34 for manufacturers with an IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR) or an ATEX Production Quality Assurance Notification (PQAN).

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    Production quality assessment for HazLoc details

    UL offers combined IECEx, ATEX and INMETRO audits to streamline the certification process for hazardous locations equipment manufacturers, saving time and money.

    • IECEx System – A Quality Assessment Report (QAR) is required in order to receive an IECEx System Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
    • ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) – A Product/Production Quality Assurance Notification (PQAN) is the most common method used to sell Category 1 or 2 products in Europe in accordance with the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EC).
    • IECEx and ATEX Equipment Repair Facility – The requirements for repair, overhaul, and reclamation of certified ATEX and IECEx devices are covered under EN/IEC 60079-19 and IECEx 03-5.
    • INMETRO – To sell products in Brazil, on-going surveillance is required every 18 months. The audit will be performed according to INMETRO Ordinance 179:2010.

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