Hazardous Location (HazLoc) certification is based on the commonly used explosion protection standards for North America. Element can facilitate HazLoc certification by providing explosive atmosphere equipment testing, factory inspection, and certification for various international certification schemes.
Only classified equipment may be used in hazardous locations in many parts of North America, although zoned areas are becoming more common. This equipment is classified using the same criteria as the hazardous location and carries clear marking to this effect. All hazardous location equipment, for either classified or zoned areas, must be certified by a third-party Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) or Standards Council of Canada (SCC) certification body.
Ordinary location testing for HazLoc certification
For many types of mains-powered equipment, HazLoc certification for either the US or Canada will also require third-party certification for the relevant industrial or ordinary location standards. This is a different approach to that adopted for ATEX or IECEx, where this aspect is generally self-declared.
Common industrial standards for the ordinary location aspects will be UL/CSA 60950-1 or UL/CSA 61010-1.
Factory inspection requirements
Factory inspections are a mandatory part of the NRTL certification process under OHSA and SCC rules. With 20 years experience of NRTL audits, Element operates a team of expert assessors to provide Pre-Certification Factory Inspections (PCFI), Bi-Annual Factory Inspection, or Quarterly Hazloc factory Inspection.
The Element advantage
We have many years of experience in this complex technical area and we can provide a comprehensive HazLoc certification and compliance package, which provides one of the quickest routes to the North American market.
To learn more about HazLoc Certification and to see how we can help, contact us with your specification and requirements.
CSA 22.2 No. 30, CSA 22.2 No. 157, CSA 22.2 No. 213, CSA 22.2 No. 60079 series
International Society of Automation
UL 1203, UL 60079 series
Hazloc testing for the US market
We can assist you with US classified area testing and hazloc certification including the following key standards:
Key Hazloc testing standards for the US market:
- ISA 12.12.01 - Equipment for Division 2 locations
- UL 1203 - Explosion-proof equipment for Division 1 locations
- UL 60079-0 - General requirements
- UL 60079-1 - Flameproof enclosures
- UL 60079-11 - Intrinsically safe equipment
Hazloc testing for the Canadian market
We can assist you with Canadian classified area testing and hazloc certification including the following key standards:
Key Hazloc testing standards for the Canadian market:
- CSA 22.2 No. 213 - Equipment for Division 2 locations
- CSA 22.2 No. 30 - Explosion-proof equipment for Division 1 locations
- CSA 22.2 No. 157 - Intrinsically safe equipment
Key standards for Canadian zoned (and some classified) areas are:
- CSA 22.2 No. 60079-0 - General requirements
- CSA 22.2 No. 60079-1 - Flameproof enclosures
- CSA 22.2 No. 60079-11 - Intrinsically safe equipment
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