The growing demand for electricity requires utilities to have solid transmission and distribution networks, both to ensure reliability and to reduce operation costs. Utilities need to be sure that their electrical equipment is robust and  reliable .

Kema Labs 1  benefits from synergies between its laboratory testing and onsite inspections, as well as a wider portfolio of experience and activities. We are your trusted partner to guide you through the quality assurance, conformity assessment and product certification process. 

Voluntary Product Certification and Inspection

Main Services as Accredited Body (CESI is a Type A Inspection Body accredited according to ISO/IEC 17020 and Accredited Body for Product Certification according to ISO/IEC 17065):

  • Inspection for  type testing  and factory acceptance tests (FATs) according to internationally recognised standards and customer specifications (CESI is a Type A inspection body accredited according to ISO/IEC 17020)
  • Conformity assessment following HV certification scheme for high voltage (>1000 V) electrical equipment as well as to the LV certification scheme for  low voltage  (< 1000 V) electrical equipment

Mandatory product certification ATEX according to Directive 2014/34/EU and IECEx

CESI is Notified Body No. 0722 appointed by Italian Ministry of Economic Development – MISE (today Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy – MIMIT) according to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Authorization Decree to CE certification  

Database of certificates issued by CESI in accordance with the ATEX Directive

Moreover, we assess and certify the compliance of your products and equipment, functional units and quality systems according to international IEC standards (IECEx scheme).

Certified e-mail address for institutional communications related to the Atex directive (not relevant communications will not be processed):

Product scope:

ATEX and IECEx certification for electrical rotating machinery; junction boxes and enclosures; generator and transformers; switchgear components (HV, LV); power supply units; process control equipment; sensors and transducers; control stations; lamps and luminaires; heaters; wireless and ITE equipment; accessories, adapter,  bushings batteries  and cells; solenoid valves and coils; spray guns; fuel dispensers; pumps; ventilators.

CESI Scheme Regulations currently in force:

Other Services

Beyond the accredited activities, Kemal Labs [1] provides other inspection services and second party activities related to Quality assurance and Quality control of electrical components:

  • Design review
  • Organisation evaluation
  • In process quality assurance
  • In factory test witnessing
  • Sub-contractor qualification
  • Sub-contractor monitoring

1 KEMA Labs means one of the companies among the following: CESI S.p.A. (with registered office in the Italian Republic); KEMA B.V. (with registered office in the Netherlands); Zkušebnictví, a. s. (with registered office in the Czech Republic); IPH Institut “Prüffeld für elektrische Hochleistungstechnik” GmbH (with registered office in the Federal Republic of Germany); FGH Engineering & Test GmbH (with registered office in the Federal Republic of Germany)