If products are manufactured for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and sold in the European Union (EU), it must be ensured that these devices do not cause an explosion during normal operation.
ATEX is also the abbreviation for the European Directive 2014/34/EU for placing explosion-proof electrical and mechanical equipment, components and protective systems on the market.
International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.
IECEx is an international procedure for the certification of electrical equipment used in hazardous areas (Ex equipment).
DNV GL VI-7-2
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanische Lloyd (GL)
DNV-GL is an independent, non-governmental classification organization. It tests and certifies, e.g. products in the field of maritime applications and develops standards for ships and offshore units.
DNV-GL-Maritime: classification, verification, risk management and technical advice in the areas of safety, performance increase and fuel efficiency in the maritime sector, etc.
Safety Integrity Level
Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
The safety requirement level is a term from the field of functional safety and is also referred to as the safety level or safety integrity level in international standardization in accordance with IEC 61508/IEC61511.
The Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) is a department of the Indian government. The department is headed by the Chief Controller of Explosives and certifies products designed for use in hazardous areas and placed on the Indian market.
The CSA Group (formerly Canadian Standards Association) is an independent organization for standardization based in Canada.
It develops standards and conducts global product tests and certifications. These include e.g. hazardous products in the industrial sector and gas-fuelled equipment.