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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, 2011Dr Uwe KlausmeyerIECEx Immediate Past Chairman
2 Relation of ATEX, CEN/CENELEC, ISO and IEC/IECEx – the EU and UNECE National/ regionalATEX Notified Bodies - NandoTC 31internationalNew 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 CommissionFounded 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 IECExRange of activity covered by IEC is enormous.
4 Benefits of Preparing Standards and Conformity Assessment thru IEC IEC BrandGlobal recognitionWTO + UN recognised + + +More and more IEC Standards adopted NationallyOpen and Transparent ProcessClearly defined rules (ISO/IEC Directives, IEC Statutes)Transparency in process and resultsIndustry have a say and provide direct inputDirect industry involvement at all levels, eg Management,Committee, MTs and expert WGs
5 Industry Sector Boards 5IEC StructureIEC COUNCILNational CommitteesManagementAdvisoryCommitteesCentral Office(The Executive)EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE(IEC Officers)COUNCIL BOARDMARKETSTRATEGYBOARDIndustry Sector BoardsTech. Advisory CtteesTechnical CommitteesSTANDARDIZATION MGMTManagement of InternationalConsensus Standards WorkSWG Tech WatchSWG SLCASWG EEECONFORMITY ASSESSMENTBOARDManagement of CA policy and SystemsCurrent SystemsIECEEIECExIECQ5
6 IEC/TC 31 and IECEx Management and Governance Structure Standards WorkConformity Assessment workSTANDARDS MANAGEMENT BOARD (SMB)Set Policy and Oversees SystemsCONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BOARD (CAB)Coordination Role for day to day Management, finance approves Rules,, CBs, TLs Comprise Industry expertsIEC ExMCManagement Committee Member CountriesIEC TC 31IEC TC 31 PTs, MTs, SCsCB Committee - Ensure common approach to Certification, eg Standard Test Report Forms, ExTRs, Decision SheetsIECEx ExTAGall ExCBs and ExTLs representedScope of TC 31:Explosive AtmospheresIECEx Marks CommitteeOversee 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 StandardsIECEx 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 SchemeCertification of Ex EquipmentIECEx “Certificate of Conformity”IECEx “Unit Verification” Cert.3 Types:IECEx “Component Certificate”IECEx SystemExCBs 39 ExTLs 43ExCBs 14ExCBs 11ExCBs 3IECEx BodiesIECEx Conformity Mark License SchemeIECEx Services SchemeCertification of Ex Service Providers, eg Repair and overhaul workshops + Install.The IECEx ServicesWhile 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)
10 IECEx Structure IEC CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BOARD, CAB Oversees IEC Conformity Assessment policy and Systems, eg IECExIECEx Management Committee, ExMCNational Members (Countries)Overall management of the IECEx SystemIECEx SecretariatTechnical SupportAdministrationOfficers + Executive, TC 31 Chair, IEC Gen. SecEx Officio MembersIEC General SecretaryIEC TC 31 ChairmanExMC Expert Working GroupsIECEx Expert AssessorsIECEx Technical Assessment GroupMembership: ExCBs + ExTLsIECEx Marks CommitteeManagement of the IECEx MarkExTAG Expert Working GroupsExMC Appointed MembersTC 31 + SC LiaisonIECEx Executive
11 IECEx Foundation Compliance with IEC Statutes + Rules IECEx DNA One single set of Rules and Operational Procedures for TLs + CBsALL 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 BrandSolely ISO Guide 67 Type 5 certificates (with ongoing surveillance)Use of Internet “On-Line” Systems for Certificates. Equipment, Services, PersonnelCongruent with ATEX elementsIECEx DNAFoundation for all IEC Certification SchemesThe 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, andThe 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 + SystemsEx Equipment Unit VerificationEx Equipment Mark LicenseEx Services, eg Repair to IEC Installation comingEx Competent Person
13 IECEx On-Line CoC System key Features Web site version is the MASTERCertificates 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 SecretariatEditing only allowed during first 14 days of IssueExCBs only issue CoCs within their scopeExCBs retain their OWN BRANDSupported by technical Secretariat.
14 IECEx On-Line Certificate System Select SchemeCert No. orKey word
16 Outline of IECEx History - Timeline 2011> 15’000 Reports and Certificates issuedNew Ex Certified Persons Scheme Launched2010UN Formal Endorsement of IECEx, via UNECE2009New Ex Scheme for Services/Repairs Commenced + IECEx Mark Of Conformity Introduced20071st IECEx Certificate issued via “On-Line” System2003Decision to move to next stage (issue IECEx Certificates)2002Exchange of Ex Test Reports Commence (no IEC Certificate)2000Commence Initial Phase (Transitional Arrangements)1999Develop Initial Structure + CB/ExTL qualification requirements1st Meeting of the New Management Committee (Comprising TC 31 Experts)1996Concept of IEC International Scheme for Ex Considered by IEC TC 31 + Agreed1992
17 IECEx – Further information The IECEx websiteIECEx Brochure, + GuidesThe IECEx Officers (Executive)IECEx 2011 Annual MeetingsContact any of the listed IECEx Approved CertifiersEquipment SchemeServices SchemePersonnel SchemePresentations from the IECEx 2010 Berlin meetingsThe 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 RepairField- InspectionOperatorMarket-surveillanceRisk assessmentDefinition/JurisdictionMarket SurveillanceCertification BodiesManufacturerOperatorInteractionCert. B. ↔ Manu.Manu. ↔ Oper.MS ↔ Oper.MS ↔ Manu.MS ↔ Insp. B.Cert. B.↔ Insp. B.UNECE RegulationISO, IECCertificationBodiesManufacturerProductionISO/IEC Guide 67 Type 5
19 ATEX Regime UNECE Regime Congurence of the ATEX (ESRs) and UNECE regime (CROs – Common regulatory objectives)ATEX RegimeUNECE RegimeStandardization CEN/CENELEC via Parallel Voting with IEC: - ESRs of the EU Dir. 94/9/EC - safe use 1999/92/ECStandard assessment ATEX Consultant for the Assessment of Standards regarding compliance with ESRs (EU Directive 94/9/EC), published in the Official Journal of the EUConformity Assessment ATEX Notified BodiesSteering of Regulators ATEX Standing CommitteeCooperation in Market Surveillance Adco groupStandardization 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 3Conformity assessment IECEx, CROs part 4Steering of Regulators UNECE Explosion Protection Steering Committee, UNECE ExSC, CROs part 5Cooperation 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, 2011National IECEx Conference UAE - Dubai, 20th/21st of March, 2012Meeting 2012 – Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMeeting 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil