Ex installation and initial inspection
Manufacturers producing new Ex equipment in accordance with their Ex equipment certification regime cannot be held responsible for actions taken during Ex installation and initial inspection required during the whole life cycle of the plant.
TheIECEx Certified Service Facilities Scheme provides Ex equipment
users, regulators and the community with the confidence that Ex compliance is maintained when Ex equipment is installed and verified as compliant with IEC 60079-14 by an IECEx certified service facility in accordance with this scheme.
Ex service facilities that achieve IECEx certification are required to demonstrate compliance with stringent IECEx requirements including:
Operational procedures and Ex installation and initial inspection methods that meet the IECEx technical requirements encompassing IEC 60079-14
Possession and maintenance in operating condition necessary facilities and equipment including test equipment and traceability of measurements
IECEx Quality Management System (QMS) requirements based on ISO 9001
Competent responsible persons and operatives with current competencies related to Ex equipment and Ex installation and initial inspection Standards or certification requirements, encompassing IEC 60079-14 and
Units of Competency Ex 003, Ex 006 and Ex 008 set forth
IECEx OD 504
Others necessary for proper Ex installation and initial inspection
Applying for "Part 3" service facility certification
Ex service facilities involved in the installation and initial inspection of Ex equipment can apply to ExCBs for service facility certification. However, at present, there are no U.S. ExCBs approved to provide this "Part 3" service.
Further information is available directly from the USNC/IECEx Secretary via the coordinates shown below…