Explosion Protection Services

Testing of Products Designed for Use in Dangerous or Potentially Explosive Environments

Customers for DEKRA’s explosion protection services are usually manufacturers of any equipment, components or protective systems used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

DEKRA’s explosion safety specialists help customers to minimise all risks associated with such products, components, or protective systems.

About Explosion Protection Services

DEKRA is a recognized European Notified Body for testing, assessments and certification of products designed to work in dangerous atmospheres or in potentially explosive environments, including petrol stations, gas containers or combustion energy transportation and storehouses. Our explosion safety specialists assess and certify according to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, among others. Additionally, we are a founding member of the globally acknowledged IECEx scheme, through which we provide services both as a certification body (ExCB) and as a testing laboratory (ExTL). DEKRA is a UK Approved Body to deliver UKEX certification. This accreditation allows DEKRA to deliver UKCA marking under the UKEX scheme for market entry into Great Britain.
DEKRA offers one-stop certification to our clients, combining actions to prevent duplication of activities. DEKRA’s explosion protection test results are internationally accepted, providing our customers with a firm foundation for operating on a global scale. DEKRA is acknowledged by and collaborates with many national test and approval centers including FM Approvals, USCG and MSHA in the US, NEPSI and CQST in China, NANIO CCVE in Russia, and KTL, KOSHA and KGS in the Republic of Korea.
We test amongst others:
  • Equipment, components and protective systems used in hazardous areas
  • Dusts
  • Valves and their operating gears
  • Pumps
  • Fans
  • Screw conveyors
  • Rotary feeders
  • Conveyor plants
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Valves
  • Couplings
  • Brakes
  • Lifting devices
  • Mills
  • Blenders
  • Stirring units
  • Compactors
  • Measurement equipment
Our services in detail:
    Are you ready for competent determination of compliance?
    • Testing and certification of all types of protection according to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
    • Certification of quality management systems according to Directive 2014/34/EU
    • Testing and certification within the IECEx scheme
    • Certification of quality management systems according to IECEx scheme
    • Testing and certification according to Brazilian technical regulations for INMETRO
    • Certification of quality management systems according to Brazilian regulations for INMETRO
    • Testing of functional safety of electrical safety devices
    • Assessment and testing of electrical safety and explosion safety for North American hazardous classified areas
    Selected recognitions:
    As the European Notified Bodies no. 0158 (DEKRA EXAM GmbH) and no. 0344 (DEKRA Certification B.V.) we test, assess and certify according to:
    • ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU)
    • IECEx Certification Body
    • EN IEC 60079 (0 – 37)
    As an IEC test lab, certification body and inspection body, we certify according to the following IEC systems:
    • IECEx01, 02 and 04 (equipment)
    • IECEx03 (facility inspection)
    • IECEx05 (personnel)
    Furthermore, we are registered as a test house for:
    • FM Approvals
    • TIIS (Technology Institution of Industrial Safety)
    • KCs (Korean Certificate Safety)
    • Registered Certification Body Ex products in Japan (JPEx)
    Why DEKRA?
    All types of protection

    DEKRA is able to test explosion protected electrical devices for all types of protection. From flame-proof enclosures through intrinsic safety; we performs all tests according to EN IEC 60079.

    Audits from a single source

    Do you prefer to work with just one point of contact? We have that covered for you: enjoy the comfort and convenience of a single source for your ATEX, EAC, IECEx and INMETRO audits.

    IECEx certificates

    Did you know that DEKRA holds the self-proclaimed ‘world record’ for IECEx certificates? We have issued one of the highest numbers of trustworthy and valid IECEx certificates anywhere in the world.

    Combined services

    Our large portfolio enables us to combine explosion safety testing with other services, such as electrical and functional safety, cybersecurity, EMC, etc.