EX Certification of EACU EAC ATEX

Explosion-proof equipment (EX equipment) includes electrical and non-electrical equipment as well as machines for use in potentially explosive environments, the construction of which prevents an explosion or a fire due to the operation.

Since the operation of such equipment poses an increased risk to people, property and the environment, the proof of conformity with the security requirements of the EAEU in the form of the EX certification is mandatory for placing on the market.

EAC EX certification

The EX certificate is an official confirmation that the machine meets the Technical Requirements for explosion-proof equipment in Russia and the EAEU of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

All explosion-proof equipment and machines, including those that contain EX components are subject to EAC EX certification. This excludes:

  • medical technology
  • devices which can explode when explosive substances and unstable chemical compounds are present
  • household appliances
  • personal protective equipment
  • seagoing vessels and barges, mobile offshore platforms and oil rigs
  • air, road, rail or water vehicles
  • nuclear weapons and nuclear research facilities

EX equipment is divided into three groups:

  • Group I - equipment for mines, quarries and ore processing plants
  • Group II - equipment for use in areas exposed to gas, other than underground mining
  • Group III - equipment for use in areas subject to explosion hazard due to dust exposure, other than underground mining

Each group is subdivided into three protection levels of the explosion protection A, B and C, as well as six classes of fire protection.

Legal situation

Until 15 February 2013, the EX certificate of conformity in Russia was carried out in accordance with the GOST standards from the Soviet Union. The GOST certificate was used as an EAC EX certificate of conformity. As a result of the coordination of the Technical Regulation in the EUEA between Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, the entry into force of the Technical Regulation TR CU 012/2011 "On safety of the equipment for operation in explosive atmospheres" applies new EAC certification rules.

Since the reform, the certification of the explosion-proof equipment has been carried out exclusively in the form of EAC certification. The EAC declaration for the explosion-proof equipment is not provided.

The Technical Regulations TR CU 012/2011 "On safety of the equipment for operation in explosive atmospheres" was adopted on 18 October 2011 by Commission Decision № 825.

The EAC EX certification in the EUEA is similar in many respects to the European System of ATEX certification according to Directive 2014/34 / EU or Directive 94/9 / EC. Nevertheless, there are significant differences. If you already have an ATEX certificate for your equipment, this can simplify the EX certification for the Russian market but not replace it.

The EAC EX certificate is required for the export of explosion-proof equipment to Russia and the EUEA and cannot be replaced by the ATEX certificate.

Required documents:

Technischen Unterlagen für die EAC Zertifizierung: Technischer Pass, Bedienungsanleitung, Sicherheitsbetrachtung, Druckbehälterpass nach TR ZU

In addition, product samples are necessary for the tests. The number of necessary product samples depends on the type of equipment.

Certification process

The certification is carried out on an analytical basis of the technical documentation and the test protocols provided by notified bodies, as well as on site manufacturing audits.

The EAC EX certificate for explosion-proof equipment may only be issued by a notified body accredited by the Federal Office for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart).

The certificate is valid for up to five years.

Only a company established in the territory of the EUEA can apply for an EAC EX certificate and therefore an authorized representative within the EAEU is required. If you need an authorized representative, we will be pleased to offer you a suitable company.

The certification is carried out according to the following schemes:

  • Scheme 1c - EX certification for serial production. Requires testing of the product samples by a notified body as well as the manufacturing audit
  • Scheme 3c - EX certification for serial delivery. Requires testing of product samples by notified bodies
  • Scheme 4c - EX certification for single-supply. Requires testing of equipment by notified bodies

Mandatory marking of products

ATEX Certificate of the EACU

Upon receipt of the EX certificate, the equipment must be marked with a special EX mark. In addition, the group, level and class of the explosion protection shall be marked.

Length and costs for EAC EX certification

The length and the costs associated with an EX certificate application, depend on several different factors, such as the classification of the product, any required laboratory checks and complexity of all examinations. As such the exact conditions of the certification are always determined individually based on the required documentation.

Please note that an application for a EAC EX certificate can take several weeks to process.

Authorized representative

Bevollmächtigter Vertreter If the producer doesn't have a location in the EAEU, it does not have the right to apply for a required conformity assessment of its products. In order to still be able to be the subject of a conformity assessment, the foreign producer must give a representative in the EAEU power of attorney. They will defend the interests of the foreign producer when working with the certifying bodies with regard to safety and quality of products and in accordance with technical regulations.

As the law stands and in accordance with the Technical Regulation of the economic union only an operator based in the territory may be named power of attorney.

Delivery of the documentation

If you order a certificate, you will receive a copy of it via email immediately upon our successful certification process. The original document will follow a few days later.

Our offer

Our export consultants have many years of experience in EAC EX certifications. We offer a comprehensive service package, which includes the preparation of all necessary documents, the corresponding customs handling, and the logistics. We will help you acquire necessary certificates and permits.

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Please feel free to call us or send us an email. We will provide you with a free, non-binding quote and will be glad to answer all your questions about EAC EX certification of conformity to technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. Let us convince you of the quality of our services!

In our video, we explain what an EAC Certification is and how and where to certify or declare your products for the introduction on the EAEU market.

The EAC Certification and the EAC Declaration are complex procedures that attest your products the conformity with the technical regulations of the EAEU and require a lot of know-how. Schmidt & Schmidt will support you with the certification of your products for the EAEU market.

The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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