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Seminar: Hazardous Location Product Safety Compliance for North America (UL & CSA), EU (ATEX) & World (IECEx)

MET Labs - HazLoc

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Seminar: Hazardous Location Product Safety Compliance...

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Event Details

Date: July 16, 2013
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $350 if register by July 12; Free to customers
Location: Holiday Inn Houston, TX West-Energy Corridor Book your room online
Eligibility: MET & TRaC competitors will not be granted admission

This seminar, in partnership with TRaC Global, will give a thorough overview of the standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of products destined for hazardous locations, with an emphasis on how to get products efficiently tested and certified for major world markets.  Special attention is paid to changes in compliance, including the withdrawal of UL1604 (and its replacement) in North America, and an overview of the CE Mark New Legislative Framework and the proposed new ATEX Directive. 

The seminar will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snack breaks
  • USB flash drive with presentations pre-loaded
  • Personalized Seminar Certificate of Completion

9:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
10:00 am – Hazardous Locations Compliance for North America
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – ATEX & IECEx Compliance for EU & World
4:00 pm – End

Agenda Detail

Hazardous Locations Compliance for North America

Charles Haggins, MET Labs, Product Safety Lab Manager


  1. Constructional review
  2. Compliance testing
  3. Normal location requirements
  4. Marking
  5. Inspections

North American Ratings: Class; Division; Zone; Group

U.S. Standards

  1. *New* UL1604 transition to ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2000
  2. UL698
  3. UL886
  4. UL913
  5. UL1203
  6. NFPA 496
  7. Others

Canada Standards

  1. CSA C22.2 No. 157
  2. No. 213
  3. No. 25
  4. No. 3
  5. ICES 003
  6. Others

Intrinsically Safe Equipment

Non-Incendive Equipment

Explosion-Proof/Flame-Proof Equipment

Purged & Pressurized Equipment


ATEX & IECEx Compliance for EU & World
Simon Barrowcliff, TRaC Global, Safety Director

Two ATEX Directives

  1. Use Directive (1999/92/EC)
  2. Product Directive (94/9/EC)

Explosion Triangle

Sources of Ignition

Hazardous Zones

What is a Notified Body?

Three Pillars of Compliance

ATEX Conformity Assessment

Which Annex Applies?

Standards and Documentation

  1. EN/UL Standard Equivalence
  2. EN61241
  3. EN13463
  4. EN60079
  • *New* EN60079-0:2012 (IEC60079-0 Ed.6 – General Requirements)
  • *New* EN60079-11:2011 (IEC60079-11 Ed.6 – Intrinsic Safety)
  • *New* Ex nL removal from EN60079-15

Typical ATEX

  1. Surface Temperature
  2. Spark Ignition
  3. Creepage and Clearance Distances
  4. Dust and Moisture Ingress
  5. Operation Under Fault Conditions
  6. Dielectric Strength
  7. Encapsulation
  8. Cells & Batteries
  9. Instructions
  10. Marking


  1. Membership
  2. Acceptability
  3. Standards
  4. Test Lab vs Certification Body
  5. Factory Audits: ISO 9001; EN13980; OD005-1
  6. Control of Documents
  • Quality System
  • Personnel
  • Contract Review
  • Purchasing
  • Production
  • Internal Audit
  • Non-Conforming Product



About Charles Haggins: Charles is the Baltimore Safety Lab Manager for MET Laboratories Inc. He received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NYIT. During the course of his engineering career he has obtained over 13 years' experience in the product safety field. A majority of those years involved hazardous location related to NRTL and ATEX standard requirements.

About Simon Barrowcliff: Simon is the Director of the IECEx Certification Body and ATEX Notified Body at TRaC. He set up TRaC's Lancashire-based, ATEX business in 2002 and has been heavily involved in EX testing and compliance since then. Simon also runs TRaC's certification schemes for electrical safety under the IECEE CB scheme. He is a chartered electrical engineer with more than 20 years experience of product compliance for electrical and mechanical equipment.

Have questions about Seminar: Hazardous Location Product Safety Compliance for North America (UL & CSA), EU (ATEX) & World (IECEx)? Contact MET Labs - HazLoc

When & Where

Holiday Inn Houston West
1112 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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MET Labs - HazLoc

MET Laboratories is an internationally-recognized resource for regulatory certification of electrical products for the worldwide marketplace. Testing covers a wide range of regulatory, commercial and military standards. MET Laboratories is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with office locations in Union City and Santa Clara, California; Austin, Texas; Cary, North Carolina; and wholly-owned international locations in Shenzhen, China; Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; and Milan, Italy.

MET Laboratories is recognized by OSHA and accredited by SCC for product safety certification of HazLoc equipment to UL standards and CSA equivalents.  With partner TRaC Global, MET provides certification services under the ATEX Directive and IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme. MET has been accepted for over 20 years as the alternative to UL and CSA.  MET is a uniquely responsive lab, providing rapid turnaround at a competitive price.

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