Happy 2023! I thought as it was anew year I would take a break from updating everyone on the every changing UKCA Requirements and look at a few other scheme and Standards updates.
The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme have published OD 290 - Harmonized procedures for IECEx certification of equipment, components and systems associated with the production, dispensing and use of gaseous hydrogen.
IEC TS 60079-46 is for the certication of ‘assemblies’ and can be applied to any combination of certified equipment from diesel skids to pump sets. Assembly Certification gives end users confidence that the package they have had delivered are assessed by a 3rd party and simplifies the marking of the overall package. IEC TS 60079-46 is required for IECEX Assembly Certification but can also be used as the basis for ATEX and UKCA Approval if requested.
Purge and Intrinsic Safety Standards Update
Just to note there have been major updates to the Purge and Pressurization Standard and the new Intrinsic Safety Standard (which has just been published). These are very significant updates with approximately 40 major technical changes in each so will need to be considered carefully by manufacturers who use these concepts.
Sean Clarke CEng MSc FIET is the Managing Director of ExVeritas Limited.
ExVeritas provides Product Certification, Management System Certification, CompEx Certification and Site Safety Services and are a UK Government Appointed Body for UKCA ‘Ex’, an ATEX Notified Body and an IECEx Certification Body and Test Laboratory
Article written by Sean Clarke
Managing Director for Exveritas