For the import of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres to Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan), the explosion-proof equipment (EX equipment) must be certified according to EAEU standards. The EAC EX certification of an explosion-proof electrical or non-electrical device is carried out in accordance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union TR CU 012/2011 On safety of the EX equipment. The certification requires an ignition hazard assessment for explosion-proof equipment.

The ignition hazard assessment confirms that the essential health and safety requirements of the technical regulation are met. The technical regulation was developed in accordance with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council for the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The EU and EAEU standards are largely harmonized. However, the ATEX certification does not exempt you from having to certify the equipment to the standards of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The ignition hazard assessment is carried out according to the standards GOST 31441.1-2011 (EN 15198: 2007) and GOST R (EN 15198: 2007), GOST 31441.1 / 2/3/5/6 / 8-2011, GOST 31438.1-2011 (EN 1127-1 : 2007), GOST 31438.2-2011 (EN 1127-2: 2007).

The ignition hazard assessment requires four steps:

  1. analysis of ignition hazards
  2. evaluation of ignition hazards
  3. determination of the necessary measures
  4. final evaluation with determination of the device category

Analysis of ignition hazards

In this step, the ignition hazards and their causes are analyzed. The document lists all potential sources of ignition:

  • hot surfaces of the device
  • open fire in the operating area
  • hot liquids and gases
  • mechanically generated sparks
  • adiabatic compression
  • shock waves
  • exothermic, chemical reactions and thermite welding
  • flammable dusts
  • static electricity

Evaluation of ignition hazards

There is an evaluation, if the potential ignition hazard can become an effective source of ignition and how often this can occur.

Determination of the necessary measures

For each individual ignition hazard identified, appropriate protective measures must be defined depending on the fault conditions to be taken into account and proved with the necessary evidence and technical documentation.

Final evaluation with determination of the device category

In this step, the risk of ignition is compared with protective measures and whether additional protective measures are necessary.

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Costs for the preparation of the ignition hazard assessment

The cost for preparation of the ignition hazard assessment depends on various factors. We always find an individual concept and offer a variety of payment options to meet the needs of our customers.

If you have any questions regarding the creation of the ignition hazard assessment, please contact us, we will gladly consult you about the offer. 

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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