ROSSLYN, Va.—As part of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the IECEx System, on September 27, the USNC/IECEx committee is hosting the IECEx World Symposium: A Capital Idea. This symposium will provide a forum for industry professionals to discuss U.S. and IEC principles, including codes, standards, and regulations for hazardous location (HazLoc) equipment and services. Guest speakers from the IECEx System, GE Oil & Gas, UL LLC, DuPont, IAEI, OSHA, MSHA, and others will participate in this dialogue with attendees representing plant managers, engineers, certifiers, inspectors, and regulators, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
"HazLoc product standards and equipment installation codes differ across countries and regions, which affects manufacturers' ability to compete in today's global marketplace," said Paul Kelly, a leading expert on global hazardous locations. "This symposium will provide information, along with an opportunity to directly address the stakeholders who are affected by these codes and standards."
Symposium attendees will learn how U.S. and IEC HazLoc requirements impact their respective facilities and product lines. They will identify barriers to global design, production, and installation of HazLoc equipment and represent their respective businesses during interactive discussion with prominent U.S. manufacturers, certifiers, installers, and inspection and regulatory experts.
Registration is now open for this event. Register now to get the early bird rate of $225.
The IECEx System works to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety. This is achieved through reducing testing and certification costs to manufacturers, reducing time to market, boosting international confidence in the product assessment process, providing an international database listing, and maintaining international confidence in equipment and services covered by IECEx certification.
The USNC/IECEx manages all U.S. policy and technical participation in the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx System). As the U.S. member body to the IECEx System, the committee also coordinates with U.S. IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs) to assure that national differences on standards for safety that are accepted for use in the IECEx System are uniform for all ExCBs.