An IECEx Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for manufacturers requires the following steps:
- Testing and assessment of samples for compliance with standards resulting in a Test and Assessment Report (ExTR). Generally the IEC 60079 series of standards prepared by IEC Technical Committee 31.
- Assessment and auditing of manufacturers facilities resulting in a Quality Assessment Report (QAR). Similar to the ATEX Directive for the European market, a QAR consists of an ISO 9001 assessment plus an additional assessment according to ISO/IEC 80079-34:2011. (Both audits can be combined in one single combination audit.)
- Ongoing surveillance audits of manufacturers facilities
For countries that don’t accept the IECEx CoC but require national certification or approval, a fast-track process is available. This can be achieved through TÜV SÜD, who is also an IECEx ExCB, accepting an IECEx ExTR prepared for the equipment to support the national certification. If you’re an Ex equipment manufacturer seeking an IECEx CoC, TÜV SÜD can prepare the ExTR, conduct the QAR and issue the CoC.
The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme operates an online certificate system. All Certificates of Conformity (CoC) issued are maintained on the IECEx website. This enables full public access for viewing and printing.
With TÜV SÜD as your partner, you can be sure your equipment is safe and ready to gain access to international markets around the world.