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1 Dr Uwe Klausmeyer IECEx Immediate Past Chairman
IECEx vs. ATEX – a view in the (near) future ATEX Symposium in Ankara, Türkiye 22 – 24 Eylül, 2011 Dr Uwe Klausmeyer IECEx Immediate Past Chairman

2 Relation of ATEX, CEN/CENELEC, ISO and IEC/IECEx – the EU and UNECE
National/ regional ATEX Notified Bodies - Nando TC 31 international New Practice of many ATEX Notified Bodies (which are also IECEx ExCB) is to use the elements of IECEx (ExTRs, QAR) to issue a EC Type Examination Certificate , the QA Notification and the IECEx Certificate of Conformity

3 Turkey: P member in IEC/TC 31 and IECEx
Who is the IEC ? The International Electrotechnical Commission Founded in 1906 to promote international co-operation on all questions of standardization and related matters in the field of electrotechnology, including Conformity Assessment (see ISO/IEC CASCO) Partner for legislation authorities (UN, WTO) Turkey: P member in IEC/TC 31 and IECEx Range of activity covered by IEC is enormous.

4 Benefits of Preparing Standards and Conformity Assessment thru IEC
IEC Brand Global recognition WTO + UN recognised + + + More and more IEC Standards adopted Nationally Open and Transparent Process Clearly defined rules (ISO/IEC Directives, IEC Statutes) Transparency in process and results Industry have a say and provide direct input Direct industry involvement at all levels, eg Management,Committee, MTs and expert WGs

5 Industry Sector Boards
5 IEC Structure IEC COUNCIL National Committees Management Advisory Committees Central Office (The Executive) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (IEC Officers) COUNCIL BOARD MARKET STRATEGY BOARD Industry Sector Boards Tech. Advisory Cttees Technical Committees STANDARDIZATION MGMT Management of International Consensus Standards Work SWG Tech Watch SWG SLCA SWG EEE CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BOARD Management of CA policy and Systems Current Systems IECEE IECEx IECQ 5

6 IEC/TC 31 and IECEx Management and Governance Structure
Standards Work Conformity Assessment work STANDARDS MANAGEMENT BOARD (SMB) Set Policy and Oversees Systems CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BOARD (CAB) Coordination Role for day to day Management, finance approves Rules,, CBs, TLs Comprise Industry experts IEC ExMC Management Committee Member Countries IEC TC 31 IEC TC 31 PTs, MTs, SCs CB Committee - Ensure common approach to Certification, eg Standard Test Report Forms, ExTRs, Decision Sheets IECEx ExTAG all ExCBs and ExTLs represented Scope of TC 31: Explosive Atmospheres IECEx Marks Committee Oversee operation of Mark License system Comprise industry experts

7 What is IECEx? The single International IEC System with Schemes covering Certification to Standards that relate to Equipment and Services in areas relating to Explosive Atmospheres, to provide an Internationally accepted means of demonstrating claimed compliance with International Standards IECEx is a “Conformity Assessment Tool” providing confidence that Products, Services and Personnel covered by an IECEx Certificate meet specified requirements, (International Standards) What is IECEx? By the early 1990’s the various industries found that as governments were responding to the concerns of risk in the Ex field, differing national standards were being introduced along with differing certification and approval regimes meaning that if a manufacturer wished to sell a product in more than one country, the manufacturer was required to obtain approval/certification for each. This meant for many countries, the need to repeat expensive and time consuming product testing and assessment. The differing approvals processes, some with factory inspections others not and different intervals between factory inspections all meant additional costs and delays to placing products on the market. This lead industry to request IEC to provide a forum to enable industry to develop a true international system that provided manufacturers with a single system where testing and assessment would only need to be conducted once and accepted by all members of the system while including measures that ensure operators of the system have the necessary equipment, facilities, systems and competent staff to conduct this work. The result is IECEx, an International Certification Scheme, modelled on the strict compliance with International ISO/IEC Standards such as 17025, Guide 65 and 67. As an ISO System No 5 Certification Scheme (according to ISO/IEC Guide 67) Compliance with the standards listed on an IECEx certificate is mandatory. “IECEx is the International Standard way of doing Ex Certification”

8 Schemes within the IECEx System
IECEx Equipment Scheme Certification of Ex Equipment IECEx “Certificate of Conformity” IECEx “Unit Verification” Cert. 3 Types: IECEx “Component Certificate” IECEx System ExCBs 39 ExTLs 43 ExCBs 14 ExCBs 11 ExCBs 3 IECEx Bodies IECEx Conformity Mark License Scheme IECEx Services Scheme Certification of Ex Service Providers, eg Repair and overhaul workshops + Install. The IECEx Services While the initial scope of IECEx was the International Certification of Ex Equipment, industry soon realised that the benefits of a single International system covering testing and certification of Ex equipment could equally apply to Ex related Services, e.g. Repair and Overhaul according to IEC and to the assessment and qualification of Persons that operate in or with Ex areas. The concerns from industry arose from the fact that all the dedication to ensuring Ex Equipment is designed and manufactured then certified as complying with an Explosion Protection Technique, according to the relevant IEC standard, all this work and effort could be in vain if the Ex equipment is not installed correctly or even, when subjected to repair and overhaul, such work compromises the original Ex design feature. Use of Repair Workshops holding an IECEx Certificate, provides industry with the confidence that Ex repair will be conducted according to IEC , as these Workshops are under constant surveillance by IECEx Certification Bodies. Today, the vast majority of national or regional regulations incorporate systems for the testing and approval of Ex equipment alone and provide little systems to address Ex related Services or the Qualification of Ex Persons. This prompted industry to expand the IECEx System to now provide the separate Certifications Schemes we see on this slide. In addition, industry identified the need for a dedicated IECEx Conformity Mark and licensing system that currently applies to manufacturers producing Ex products covered by IECEx certificates. The drive behind the IECEx Services Scheme came from the knowledge that the Ex field is one of the few where in many cases the initial capital cost of Ex equipment is so high that repair and overhaul is by far a more economical option to replacement, especially for large and purpose built equipment, e.g. motors. While there are many companies worldwide offering Repair and Overhaul facilities, a centralised system to verify their compliance with IEC did not exist until IECEx launched its new IECEx Certified Services Scheme a couple of years ago. With credible certification systems in place covering new Ex Equipment and Ex related Services, attention was drawn to the number of accidents and incidents occurring in and around Ex related installations. One of the cause that has been clearly identified as a significant contributor to incidents in the oil and gas industry is the varying levels of knowledge and Competence and lack of a structured international system to assess and attribute competence to those working in or associated with Ex areas. The new IECEx Certificate of Personnel Competency Scheme (CoPC) provides for the assessment of a persons knowledge, their experience and current ability to apply the knowledge. An IECEx CoPC Certificate provides clear attestation that the person is competent to apply the Standards as listed on their IECEx Certificate according the attributed Units of Competency. This Scheme is very new with IECEx currently conducting the first round of assessments of Certifiers seeking to become an IECEx Certification Body to issue IECEx CoPC Certificates. The first three Certifiers currently under assessment include Baseefa (GB), INERIS (FR) and SIRA (GB). Additional bodies such as NEMKO (NO) and KEMA (NL) are preparing for their assessments by IECEx. IECEx expects the first IECEX CoPC Certificates to be issued by mid 2010. IECEx Certified Persons Scheme (CoPC) Competency to work in Ex field (New)

9 Fundamental Disciplines of Ex and the comprehensive tools of IECEx
Area Classification IEC /-2 (IECEx 03 – competence of engineering companies) Equipment Conformance IEC foll. (IECEx 02 and 04 – competence of manufacturers) Installation Conformance IEC (IECEx 03 – competence of installation companies) Maintenance, Repair + Overhaul IEC /-19 (IECEx 03 – competence of service companies)

Oversees IEC Conformity Assessment policy and Systems, eg IECEx IECEx Management Committee, ExMC National Members (Countries) Overall management of the IECEx System IECEx Secretariat Technical Support Administration Officers + Executive, TC 31 Chair, IEC Gen. Sec Ex Officio Members IEC General Secretary IEC TC 31 Chairman ExMC Expert Working Groups IECEx Expert Assessors IECEx Technical Assessment Group Membership: ExCBs + ExTLs IECEx Marks Committee Management of the IECEx Mark ExTAG Expert Working Groups ExMC Appointed Members TC 31 + SC Liaison IECEx Executive

11 IECEx Foundation Compliance with IEC Statutes + Rules IECEx DNA
One single set of Rules and Operational Procedures for TLs + CBs ALL TLs and CBs undergo the same qualification process to join IECEx (peer/technical assessment in acc. to ISO/IEC 17025/17024/17065) Common Test Report and Certificate Format used by ALL TLs and CBs but always maintaining CB Brand Solely ISO Guide 67 Type 5 certificates (with ongoing surveillance) Use of Internet “On-Line” Systems for Certificates. Equipment, Services, Personnel Congruent with ATEX elements IECEx DNA Foundation for all IEC Certification Schemes The four foundation principles listed in this slide apply to all three IEC Conformity Assessment Systems of IECEE, IECEx, IECQ. These principles provide for a single set of rules, procedures and forms that must be used by all Certification Bodies that participate in these Schemes. One further significant benefit is that all Certification and Test Bodies are subject to the same assessment process regardless of the country they reside or operate or whatever national accreditations they may hold. The IEC Systems, including IECEx differ from the models used by National Accreditors in that IEC Systems such as IECEx require all Test houses and Certifiers, operating in IECEx, to conduct the testing and assessment the same way to the same procedures and same forms thus providing a greater level of consistency by all Certifiers in the Scheme. Perhaps the best description to describe IEC Systems such as IECEx is that their model aligns with that of a “Franchised Model” so that a manufacturer or an applicant applying for IECEx certification may apply to any IECEx Certifier (ExCB) and have their application processed in the same way. IEC Systems such as IECEx do in fact support competition among the bodies but competition exists in terms of cost of certification and turnaround times. IECEx does not allow competition on the quality of the certification service offered. Two significant benefits to industry of IEC Certification Systems are: that each is managed and operated on a day to day basis by a dedicated Technical Secretariat, meaning that Certifiers, Test houses and industry have a single point of contact to approach on any questions concerning the IEC Scheme, via the dedicated Internet website that each maintain, and The open and full public access to issued IEC certificates via the “On-Line” Certificate system for instant confirmation of certification status

12 IECEx Certificates + Licenses Issued
Ex Equipment, Components + Systems Ex Equipment Unit Verification Ex Equipment Mark License Ex Services, eg Repair to IEC Installation coming Ex Competent Person

13 IECEx On-Line CoC System key Features
Web site version is the MASTER Certificates issued by ALL ExCBs in the one place – if not on IECEx website – then not issued ! Certificate / Report Number automatically generated by system, all Cert. Nos begin with “IECEx….” Certificates + reports deleted only by Secretariat Editing only allowed during first 14 days of Issue ExCBs only issue CoCs within their scope ExCBs retain their OWN BRAND Supported by technical Secretariat.

14 IECEx On-Line Certificate System
Select Scheme Cert No. or Key word

15 IECEx Statistics to end 2010

16 Outline of IECEx History - Timeline
2011 > 15’000 Reports and Certificates issued New Ex Certified Persons Scheme Launched 2010 UN Formal Endorsement of IECEx, via UNECE 2009 New Ex Scheme for Services/Repairs Commenced + IECEx Mark Of Conformity Introduced 2007 1st IECEx Certificate issued via “On-Line” System 2003 Decision to move to next stage (issue IECEx Certificates) 2002 Exchange of Ex Test Reports Commence (no IEC Certificate) 2000 Commence Initial Phase (Transitional Arrangements) 1999 Develop Initial Structure + CB/ExTL qualification requirements 1st Meeting of the New Management Committee (Comprising TC 31 Experts) 1996 Concept of IEC International Scheme for Ex Considered by IEC TC 31 + Agreed 1992

17 IECEx – Further information
The IECEx website IECEx Brochure, + Guides The IECEx Officers (Executive) IECEx 2011 Annual Meetings Contact any of the listed IECEx Approved Certifiers Equipment Scheme Services Scheme Personnel Scheme Presentations from the IECEx 2010 Berlin meetings The IECEx Secretariat (responsible for day to day operational management of the IECEx) There are over 200 worldwide experts that contribute to the operation of the IECEx System and its Certification Schemes. Unlike many national or regional systems today, the IECEx is supported by a dedicated team of professionals that make up the “IECEx Technical; Secretariat” with engineering and compliance qualifications and experience in the filed of Ex.

18 Life Cycle approach within UNECE Model Regulation (congruent with the ATEX regime)
Maintenance Repair Field- Inspection Operator Market- surveillance Risk assessment Definition/Jurisdiction Market Surveillance Certification Bodies Manufacturer Operator Interaction Cert. B. ↔ Manu. Manu. ↔ Oper. MS ↔ Oper. MS ↔ Manu. MS ↔ Insp. B. Cert. B.↔ Insp. B. UNECE Regulation ISO, IEC Certification Bodies Manufacturer Production ISO/IEC Guide 67 Type 5

19 ATEX Regime UNECE Regime
Congurence of the ATEX (ESRs) and UNECE regime (CROs – Common regulatory objectives) ATEX Regime UNECE Regime Standardization CEN/CENELEC via Parallel Voting with IEC: - ESRs of the EU Dir. 94/9/EC - safe use 1999/92/EC Standard assessment ATEX Consultant for the Assessment of Standards regarding compliance with ESRs (EU Directive 94/9/EC), published in the Official Journal of the EU Conformity Assessment ATEX Notified Bodies Steering of Regulators ATEX Standing Committee Cooperation in Market Surveillance Adco group Standardization IEC - CROs part 1 „equipment“ - CROs part 2 „safe use“ Standard assessment Standard Acceptance Group (UNECE Ex-SAG), published in the Appendix of the CRO list, CROs part 3 Conformity assessment IECEx, CROs part 4 Steering of Regulators UNECE Explosion Protection Steering Committee, UNECE ExSC, CROs part 5 Cooperation in Market Surveillance UNECE ExMARS group, CROs part 6

20 Comprehensive regulation package for UNECE provided by IEC
IEC/TC 31 – Explosive Atmospheres - WG 22 General Requirements (part 0) - SC 31G Intrinsic Safety (part 11, 25, …) - SC 31J Classification, installation (part 10, 14, …) - SC 31M Non-electrical equipment (part 34, 36, …) - MTs xy for all standards standards to be assessed by the ExSAG (Standard Assessment Group of UNECE) IECEx System – Certification IECEx 02/04 – equipment and its production IECEx 03 – Competence of Service companies IECEx 05 – Competence of Persons happy to assist the national market surveillance authorities

21 IECEx Key Updates, since Seattle IEC GM United Nations new Publication, March 2011
New United Nations Publication via UNECE endorsing IEC TC 31 Standards + IECEx as “world’s best practice”

22 IECEx general meeting in Berlin 2010 with 120 delegates
Meeting 2011 – Split, Croatia, 05th to 09th of September, 2011 National IECEx Conference UAE - Dubai, 20th/21st of March, 2012 Meeting 2012 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Meeting 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

23 Thank You

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