International standards require electrical and non-electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas to prove it can withstand particular external events such as explosions, spark ignition, extreme heat and high impacts. To test these capabilities, you need special laboratories that can simulate such extreme conditions. KEMA Labs offers a wide range of testing services for electrical and non-electrical equipment used in hazardous areas.

Tests and ratings

  • Tests in explosive environments (explosion proof and flameproof tests)
  • Impact tests
  • Static overpressure tests
  • Ex-i spark ignition tests
  • Ingress protection tests (IP code)
  • Environmental exposure tests
  • Thermal tests
  • Dimensional checks
  • Non-electrical product tests

Test & Standards

Tests Standards
Equipment – general requirements EN IEC 60079-0
Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures ‘d’ EN IEC 60079-1
Equipment protection by pressurized enclosures ‘p’ EN IEC 60079-2
Equipment protection by powder filling ‘q’ EN IEC 60079-5
Equipment protection by oil immersion ‘o’ EN IEC 60079-6
Equipment protection by increased safety ‘e’ EN IEC 60079-7
Equipment protection by intrinsic safety ‘i’ EN IEC 60079-11
Equipment protection by pressurized room ‘p’ EN IEC 60079-13
Equipment protection by type of protection ‘n’ EN IEC 60079-15
Equipment protection by encapsulation ‘m’ EN IEC 60079-18
Intrinsically safe electrical systems EN IEC 60079-25
Equipment with equipment protection level (EPL) Ga EN IEC 60079-26
Fieldbus intrinsically safe concept (FISCO) EN IEC 60079-27
Equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure ‘t’ EN IEC 60079-31
Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) IEC 60529
Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – basic method and requirements ISO 80079-36
Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres – non-electrical type of protection constructional safety ‘c’, control of ignition sources ‘b’, liquid immersion ‘k’ ISO 80079-37