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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Europ. Economi. - ATEX

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
Conveniently read online at Product-Compliance-Portal ROGER WILLCO.

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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer, B2C products, B2B products     
Application: EEA. European Economic Area, ATEX Directive, equipment and protective systems, explosive atmospheres
Countries: Image for EEA European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway),  
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Status: Published 2020-12-02 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Michael Loerzer
Last change 2023-11-03 by Torsten Sahm: Scope of legislation, Explosion protection
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Explosion protection

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the regulatory requirements for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres as defined in Directive 2014/34/EU Article 2 and the legal obligations for manufacturers.
It does not describe regulatory requirements for:
- components
- combined products (assemblies) with different categories
This ESSENTIAL does not cover IECEx System requirements.
This ESSENTIAL does not cover requirements or classifications from Directive 1999/92/EC on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (e.g. Zone classification)
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Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
ATEX 2014/34/EU
Article 1 - Scope:
This Directive shall apply to the following, hereinafter referred to as ‘products’:
(a) equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
(b) safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but required for or contributing to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems with respect to the risks of explosion;
(c) components intended to be incorporated into equipment and protective systems referred to in point (a).'

Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Exemption clauses
here you will get textual information

Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get textual information

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Abbrevations
here you will get textual information

Important abbreviations which are special for this legislation or theme.

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get textual information

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

[Yes/No]

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Zone/ Equipment Group/ Category Model
here you will get textual information

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get a image or chart

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEx system accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get textual information

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get a image or chart

e. g. product label

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get textual information

e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Example of Type Plate
here you will get a image or chart

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

General Information:

   European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway)

Code, ContinentEEA,
Economic Area
Official Language24 official languages
Standard Institute
HS Codemember

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